McDonald’s got rid of Ronald the Clown! : Due to these shocking reasons McDonald’s got rid of Ronald the Clown! Read below!!
Ronald McDonald was a huge part of the fast-food chain’s existence before the 2010s. The character’s entire existence was related to the food brand. However, that is no longer the case as you won’t find Ronald in any McDonald’s now.
The company was forced to retire the famous clown because of a shocking reason.
Pictures of terrifying looking clowns in a deserted Wisconsin parking lot started appearing on social media in August 2016 as advertisements for a horror movie that was meant to release two years later.
However, the images made it to American news networks and copycats started creeping out people in other places around the world. One month after the Wisconsin incident, creepy clowns were spotted in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. It caused fancy dress stores to pull clown outfits from sale and the killer clown craze affected professional clowns and circuses. The police were working hard to catch the miscreants even though it was just harmless fun.
The craze went out of hand on Halloween when there was a massive outbreak of killer clown violence.
A family in Florida was attacked by a group of 20 people in clown masks. Another report said that a person in a clown mask pulled out a knife and started running after a boy on his way to school.
Due to all this, McDonald’s decided to pull Ronald McDonald as the face of the Golden Arches. The company had said that the ‘current climate around clown sightings in communities’ means they will remove Ronald as the brand’s frontman.
A statement on the McDonalds website reads: “We’re afraid that Ronald McDonald no longer appears in McDonald’s UK advertising, but he is still very busy working for us. He often travels up and down the country to help promote some of our exciting new activities and visits our restaurants to make sure everyone is enjoying their meals.”
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