The food nazis are suing McDonald’s claiming that Happy Meal Toys make your kids fat.
From the AP here:
Are the toys in your child’s Happy Meal making him fat?
The Center for Science in the Public Interest says they are. The Washington-based group threatened to file a lawsuit against McDonald’s Tuesday, charging that the fast food chain “unfairly and deceptively” markets the toys to children.
“McDonald’s marketing has the effect of conscripting America’s children into an unpaid drone army of word-of-mouth marketers, causing them to nag their parents to bring them to McDonald’s,” CSPI’s Stephen Gardner wrote to the heads of the chain in a letter announcing the lawsuit.
The center, which has filed dozens of lawsuits against food companies in recent years, is hoping the publicity and the threat of a lawsuit will force McDonald’s to negotiate with them on the issue. The group announced the lawsuit in the letter to McDonald’s 30 days before filing it with the hope that the company will agree to stop selling the toys before a suit is filed.
Isn’t filing frivolous lawsuits to force someone to do something just a shakedown? The jackasses running CSPI are all lunatics and vegans. They want to force people to eat what they do and will sue people to make it happen. They also want to tax things like butter and potatoes.
Also, it is my experience that Happy Meal Toys prevent kids from eating their lunch. Kids take two or three bites from McNuggets and then drive their parents crazy by playing with the toy instead of eating.