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Clowns are creepy, from Tim Curry in It to that middle-aged drunk in face-paint who came to your eighth birthday. And it appears that America's clown-hate is finally boiling over: According to a survey released by Corporate Accountability International, forty-seven percent of Americans want McDonalds to retire their longtime mascot, Ronald. Many are anti-Ronald because they claim he appeals to kids and so causes childhood obesity. Others think he's creepy, and we tend to agree. In fact, while we're the subject, here are five other corporate mascots that should go away:
Between the orange powder on his paws, referring to himself as "Papa Chester," and his new-found "sexy" voice, he's more drug dealer/pimp than a snack-food-selling jungle cat. Also, in what context is "Give Daddy a Kiss" not weird?
In the late-'80s, Dig'em was replaced by Wally the Bear as the mascot for Honey Smacks. But due to popular demand, the frog was brought back a year later. Why? What does a frog have to do with honey cereal? I like my mascots to make logical sense, like Jared from Subway.
I know it's not in the spirit of Easter to pick on a defenseless bunny, but he's been trying to steal cereal (from children!) since 1954. To quote Elmer Fudd, "Kill the wabbit!"
Chicken of the Sea Mermaid
There's nothing wrong with this Ariel-wannabe, except that she's much too sexy to be associated with canned tuna. Retire her!
When you're getting into fights with Lindsay Lohan, you know it's time to go. Plus, he's creepy.