Bil Browning

French gay McDonalds TV ad

Filed By Bil Browning | May 27, 2010 7:00 AM | comments

Filed in: You Gotta See This
Tags: gay teens, McDonalds, social issues, tv

McDonalds has started airing this commercial in France. The rough translation:

BOY: Hello. Yeah, I was thinking of you, too - I'm looking at our class picture. I miss you. Have to go, my father's here. Love you.
FATHER: Is that your class picture ? I looked just like you when I was your age. The girls were all over me! Too bad there are only boys in your class, you could be a big success!
ANNOUNCER: Come as you are. McDonalds.
(Hat tip to Joe.My.God.)

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Wonder what the chances are of a Mickey D's ad like that on this side of the pond?

The ad is a great reminder of what young gay adults live with. McDonalds should be proud of themselves. They've absolutely done the right thing....allowing millions of young gays to not feel so alone.
Sadly, the bigotry and hatred of many will probably rise above and overshadow their progressive message of tolerance.