Crap hit the fan this week when McCartney found out that a Liverpool McDonald’s chain was using his photograph in their store. As many know, McCartney is a longtime vegetarian who works hard to spread the joys of meat-freedom wherever he goes and obviously would never support a company that makes their money off the reckless slaughter of animals.
A McDonald’s spokeswoman says the picture was to “acknowledge the outstanding contribution the Beatles made to both local and global culture”. But Paul’s spokesman Geoff Baker wants to know, “What sort of morons do McDonald’s think Beatles fans are? It’s ridiculous and insulting to use images to peddle hamburgers. Fans should boycott McDonald’s – and not just in Liverpool.”
Seriously though, this was an insanely idiotic move…even for McDonalds. Paul McCartney has never been shy about his passion for vegetarianism. Of course he wouldn’t be excited about promoting fast food!! What was Mickey D’s thinking?
Oh wait…do you guys smell that? Nope, it’s not a hamburger. It smells to me more like a big, juicy lawsuit.