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Old 12-15-2010, 05:21 PM
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Default Class Action Lawsuit Targets McDonald's Use of Toys to Market to Children

Besides this lady just outright being a bitch, let's see if you can catch the glaring hypocrisy...

Class Action Lawsuit Targets McDonald's Use of Toys to Market to Children

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A mother of two from Sacramento, Calif., says that McDonald’s uses toys as bait to induce her kids to clamor to go to McDonald’s and to develop a preference for nutritionally poor Happy Meals. With the help of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, today the mom, Monet Parham, is filing a class action lawsuit aimed at stopping McDonald’s use of toys to market directly to young children. The suit will be filed in California Superior Court in San Francisco shortly after the court opens for business Wednesday morning.

According to Parham, the main reason her six-year-old daughter, Maya, asks to go to McDonald’s is to get toys based on Barbie, i-Carly, Shrek, or Strawberry Shortcake. The food seems almost beside the point to the kids, says Parham, because the toy monopolizes the attention of Maya and her two-year-old sister Lauryn.
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I find it odd that she lets her six year old make decisions on what to eat, and has to enlist the help of somebody else to parent for her.
If she is capable of being a parent, maybe social services should remove her children from her and place them in a home where they can be better taken care of.
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I find it odd that she lets her six year old make decisions on what to eat, and has to enlist the help of somebody else to parent for her.
If she is capable of being a parent, maybe social services should remove her children from her and place them in a home where they can be better taken care of.
Social services may be a little over the top, but you're right, she needs to be in charge, not her 6 year old. And asking the state to act so her child won't whine is ridiculous.
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Besides this lady just outright being a bitch...
Gawd I hope this law-suit fails miserably.

I'm leaning more towards a judge slapping the complaining party with court fees and McDonald's lawyer fees for wasting their time.

Or perhaps the McDonald's lawyer can quiz this woman on her usual meal for her kids. Perhaps that would be entertaining...
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And we wonder what is wrong with education in America these days.... it's parenting by the weak and stupid.
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If they want McDonald's to do their parenting for them, they ought to pay McDonald's to parent for them.
What's the going rate these days? $20/hour?
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Besides this lady just outright being a bitch, let's see if you can catch the glaring hypocrisy...

Class Action Lawsuit Targets McDonald's Use of Toys to Market to Children

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This mother of two never grew up. As so many parents these days.
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just a parent unwilling or unable to parent & she wants to blame someone else --- this time it's mcdonald's
who will she blame next for her lack of parenting? --- a television network for running mcdonald's ads...?...the toy company who makes the toys for happy meals...?...
every other parent in the country should be able to line up & throw happy meal toys at her for being a dumba$$
I suppose she'd feed her kids arsenic if it came with a toy.
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I find it odd that she lets her six year old make decisions on what to eat, and has to enlist the help of somebody else to parent for her.
If she is capable of being a parent, maybe social services should remove her children from her and place them in a home where they can be better taken care of.
That's the real crux of it right there...the decision to have a happy meal or not rests with her, not her child.

I hope they throw this out and then countersue the woman for the all the attorney's fees.
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Back in the stone age when I was I child, we'd pester M&P for a box of Cracker Jacks to get the toy inside. They'd exploit us by requiring chores to earn enough $ to buy a box. Oh the cruelty of requiring work to pay for something we wanted to buy. They didn't even offer a court case to settle the issue. And, if we appealed the case too much we were penalized physically. Oh, the horror!
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