Wendy’s is doing the same thing.
Will wonders never cease.
Reblogging this because it keeps showing up on my dash and I keep not-quite raining on the parade, but it seems like everyone thinks this means something different than it does, so I guess I’ll rain on it a little bit.
I’m afraid this motion has nothing to do with conquering the gender binary or whatever Tumblr is really happy about to be reblogging it so heavily. It’s not about making little children feel like they can get whichever toy they prefer. It’d be nice if it was, but I’d be shocked if that was the case.
No, the girl toy here is a My Little Pony. Which means that the *real* reason for this notice is that a bunch of bronies, as there are bajillions of photos and videos of them doing, are coming into fast food restaurants and buying several happy meals. They threw pissy fits when asked if they wanted the “boy or girl” toy, insisting that My Little Pony isn’t for girls or whatever, again, only saying this because of overwhelming evidence that bronies do this shit. Management eventually has enough of it, asks employees to just ask if people want Skylanders or My Little Pony so they won’t have any more disgusted bronies getting mad that their precious fandom is targeted at crappy dumb little girls.
So the short version is: this little paper unfortunately means the exact opposite of what you think it means, socially speaking. It was put up because grown-ass men get all pissy when it’s suggested that they like a thing for girls.
Proof: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/editorial-how-to-buy-mcdonalds-ponies.html <— this was posted on the net’s biggest brony hive on April 10, 2014. So yeah, this is sadly not about anything else but how awful bronies are, sorry.
Um I don’t think you actually read the so called “proof” that bronies are assholes before you linked it. The entire article is encouraging bronies to ask for the specific toys they’re after in a polite way, which I know for a fact most of them do, if at all. Most bronies I know don’t bother with the McDonalds toys because it’s just a hassle.
Also, in the same way McDonalds employees don’t have time to listen to us explain why we think MLP is ‘not a show for girls’, we don’t have the time to sit there and discuss it. We have lives and don’t care about anybody elses negative opinion of us or the show enough to waste time talking about why we enjoy it.
However, we do accept the fact that there are some assholes who will throw a temper tantrum when they don’t get their way. Trust me, we don’t like them either and we don’t like being associated with them.
Calling little girls crappy and dumb is pretty rude by the way.
(Source: scarfetsu, via sheepytina)