reviewed by Moody Jim Rathbone
Corporate profiteers continue to mock hard-working parents slaving to pay for state-mandated child support at any cost. Perhaps they could rob it in burgers implies the latest McDonald’s commercial. Corporate profiteers think that it’s time to crack jokes about what is hardship for many. Yes, I’m against harassment by a narcissistic wife without boundaries too. This Hamburglar needs some help, lame comedy at best. (See the commercial here)
McDonald’s recently changed the Hamburglar from an orange-faced cartoon character to a scruffy thirty-something dude. This particular incarnation of the sticky-fingered beef thief is married, although, based on a recent commercial featured on The Verge, he keeps his Hamburglar costume stashed in a box in the garage labeled “Yearbooks” so his wife won’t find it.
Because women be naggin’ and men be lyin’ to their significant others, the ad—which, in a reflection of McDonald’s recent revenue woes, looks like it was filmed for about $20. It features Mrs. Hamburglar interrupting her husband’s pitch for McDonald’s by calling him and asking him if he picked up supplies for what sounds like a child’s birthday party.
McD’s is after me (apparently, so is my wife)!
Tweet #RobbleRobble to keep them off my trail.
— McDonald’s (@McDonalds) May 12, 2015
Can you pay child support in delicious McDonald’s Steakhouse Sirloin Third Pound Burgers?
The real tragedy is the fun that it pokes at already harassed men that are constantly harassed by wifes, ex-wifes and the like. It portrays men as liars and thieves (some exes will get off on the commercial, ala Hillary Clinton style). What’s worse, it implies that robbing to pay child support is a good idea. So, everybody head on down to McDonald’s to steal their monthly child support whenever you are running short. That is what Madison Avenue wants. Can advertising be wrong? Yep.
It’s a human rights and tyranny issue – and they’re in on it.