Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Step away from the McNuggets and join us in a nationwide boycott of McDonald's for knowingly jeopardizing the welfare and safety of your children.

A recent investigation by the NewsChannel 5 in Tennessee revealed a shocking secret about the "family-friendly" golden arches...

One man says some McDonald's knowingly hire sex offenders -- and he may know better than anyone.

He's a convicted sex offender and, until today, he worked at a local McDonald's restaurant.

"Everyone knew I was on probation for statutory rape," Scott Smyers told NewsChannel 5's chief investigative reporter Phil Williams.

Another employee had previously been convicted of soliciting sex from a minor. He was recently re-arrested for possessing child pornography.
Perhaps, most disturbing: on the restaurant's McFamily Nights, Smyers says Aloyo was the one who took care of the children.

"They would allow Nicholas to be the one to be out in the lobby with the kids, set up the little bowling alley for the kids, sing on karaoke with the kids."
And this is happening everywhere, not just in Tennessee, but all over the country at both corporate-owned stores and franchises. No one is currently required to conduct background checks on their employees, but according to a statement released by McDonald's corporate, "Our employment application requires all potential candidates seeking employment to disclose prior sex offenses and felonies. Applications are reviewed and those found not to meet our employment standards or policies are rejected."

Oh, okay. Well, I feel much safer now knowing that you're using the tried and true honor system. Here, take my children, please.

How freaking clueless can you be?

And what's worse is that they have no current plans to change their feeble excuse for hiring practices, which is why hitting them in the pocketbook is the only way to affect a positive change. Boycott McDonald's now, folks!!! And CLICK HERE to tell them how you really feel while you're at it.

Shame on you, Ronald.


In an unrelated story, Disney just dissolved their long-standing partnership with Mickey D's because they no longer wanted their characters to be associated with the Happy Meals that have been contributing to childhood obesity.

Kudos for them.

Cross-posted at Mama's Other Blog.


Sonya said...

This is disturbing!

saia and chago said...

Ugh! Tell me about it! And this is just the tip of the iceberg, apparently. The investigators chose to START with McDonald's, but now they're moving on to other self proclaimed "child friendly" places.

I shudder to think.

MEMA said...

This is more than disturbing! Do we have to investigate every place our children go now? Please be careful everyone...