There Is An Incredible Amount of Irony in This That I Might Tell You About Later
McDonald's, in its typical misled attempt to be "with it", or "phat and stupid and poppin' fresh", as my friend Peter Griffin might say, has succeeded in stereotyping the next group of eligible minorities: ze weemen. (right, we're not really minorities, but I'm oppressed. Shut up.)
The commercials for the new Fruit and Walnut Salad features girls in their "natural habitat": bikinis and the beach. Hey look, it just came on! One of the female stars is commenting that the other "like, hit [the ball]".
Yeah, McDonald's. That's totally how it is. Females find nothing more satisfying in a visit to the beach than standing around and looking good while pretending to play sports. God forbid we might actually enjoy them, as the male in that commercial obviously does. And God forbid we use our brains to formulate a sentence that doesn't contain the word "like".
You know, if McDonald's wanted to talk about how their salads are good for a "female lifestyle", why not show someone spiking the ball into one of your ad executives' snakey faces? OH! And then, why don't you take the commercial with all the African-American women "keepin it real" and stuff it? Unlike yourselves, some of us don't hang out in groups that consist solely of one racial or ethnic demographic.