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McDonalds Gay Ad: Come as you are, say restaurant

We have an interesting video for you to watch now, one which is sure to catch your attention. For no apparent reason, McDonalds has released a new TV commercial in France, in which they deliver the message that gay people are welcome in their restaurant.

As reported from Post Chronicle, it is unclear whether an issue with gay people and McDonalds occured prior to the ad being released, or whether McDonalds just felt like reaching out to gay people in the country.

The video shows a young man staring at a class photo, speaking with his boyfriend on the phone, while his dad orders food at the counter. The dad points out that his son looks just like him in the photo and adds that he could get all the ladies if he wanted. The young boy smiles back and at the end of the ad, we see the following message: ”Come as you are”.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think this is a good move by McDonalds or not? This could see the start of other big companies following suit with pro-gay campaigns of their own.

We wonder what reaction this ad would get in the U.S if it was released over there.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Jim
Jim

Who in their right mind would eat at a junk food restaurant (? -Ha) like McDonalds?

Jim
Jim

Who in their right mind would eat at a junk food restaurant (? -Ha) like McDonalds?

ladyof the hill
ladyof the hill

I think this is disgusting to say the least.

Jeannie
Jeannie

I will never go to McDonalds again.

sutibu
sutibu

Did Gays or being gay/lesbian have trouble buying food at McDonald’s in the first place?

sutibu
sutibu

What if you ‘re a devote nudist…can you “come as you are?”

Anomynous
Anomynous

Whatever McDonald's was trying to do with this ad, it's very cool.

@MilyChu

Maybe its just a psa and not a mc:D add? Maybe they were sued for dicrimination and as part of the sttlement or award they stipulated a sort of were sorry ssries of commercials or they did it on their own so not to lose face, or maybe just maybe, there is a little more awareness, tolorance and fries across the ocean

Darin Lowery
Darin Lowery

It's not about sex, pal, it's about people. Period. We are all one being. Mickey D is after the bucks- of course- no prob with that. They're smarter than a lot of businesses in that they realize how much they can gain by being inclusive. Run the ad in the States, you guys! Personally, I don't eat there- haven't since the seventies- I avoid all junk food, BUT as a gay man (oh, my… there's SEX again, huh pal?) I salute them for getting the word out, and I hope the message trickles down to all of their employees… the… Read more »

Guido
Guido

I'm so tired of everyone trying to kiss up to the public, chasing the latest "cool thing" or "cause" to get involved in, ie: gays, animal fur, adopting kids from foreign countries, HIV, stem cells, immigration, etc…..just to jump up and down and be seen. The average person goes to work everyday and takes care of their families and tries to ignore the circus of self-promotion. I just bought my last Big Mac. I think I'll go to Wendys from now on.

Dean
Dean

Part 2 — I don't understand the need to mix SEX and hamburgers, but apparently, McDonalds sees that need. Until today, if anyone would have asked me, I would have guessed McDonalds welcomed everyone to their business. But when you start to single out special groups, they obviously have higher favor over all others. With that, I must interpret that heterosexuals are no longer welcome at McDonalds. If they were, I suppose they would be inviting us into their restaurant via their commercials. When I think about it, until today, I never have seen a McDonald’s commercial that suggested a… Read more »

Dean
Dean

Part1 — I used to have a high respect for McDonalds, until now. Back in the 80's, Burger King went on the offensive and bashed McDonalds and others to promote their food. I quit eating at Burger King because of it. Back then, I noticed McDonalds stayed focused on promoting themselves. I believed they held themselves to a higher standard than Burger King did. Unfortunately today, I see McDonalds has brought SEX into the restaurant.

Guest
Guest

Could someone connect being gay, lesbian, bisexual, hereto flexible, or otherwise to what we eat, please let me know. Not sure what the point of the ad was other than to spend money making a really dumb and pointless ad. Honestly, anyone know a teenager or young adult that is going to let their sexual preference determine if they are going to eat at McDonald's in the first place? Surrrrrrrrrrrreeeee…lets see..I am ( insert proper sexual preference) and I am hungry, let me check with my ( insert proper sexual preference) handbook for the right places to eat. Yeap. Sure,… Read more »

Danny
Danny

Maybe McDonalds is just saying that they welcome everyone regardless of sexual orientation, race or any other class that the narrow minded, uneducated biggots protest against. Good for you McDonalds. The rest of society could learn a lot from the example. All the haters of the world are a very small minority and soon your ridiculous hate filled lives will be ignored as they should be. I respect all peoples, I hope others may try to do the same. All too often some choose to pervert religion, the bible and any other vice they can cling too. In fact, most… Read more »

craig
craig

They just want the business and like any other business if they are not making it they will always target us GAY folks. Including our sisters as well.

ross
ross

why? it seems as though they are trying to attract a new demographic,however if you are in the closet you are eating there already,or ar they trying to say mcdonalds is a good venue to come out in? its all very queer anyway

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