I'm just shocked to see that McDonald's made a commercial at some point that wasn't all black people. I just assumed that's the way they've advertised since the beginning of time.
It's amazing to think that McDonald's made it out of this alive. Sure it helped that it was made in the 1980's before Twitter came around and everyone had a forum to bitch about all their injustices, but I think it's more than just that. It's the way the Irish are, they don't take offense and flip out about every little political injustice.
Characterize them as alcoholics, leprechauns, a bunch of funny looking gingers, hobbits, potato eaters, doesn't matter, they'll laugh with you, probably curse you under your breath and share a pint with you. Life's too short to care.
The rest of the world could take a lesson here, like can you imagine if this footage was McDonald's throwing a yarmulke as a lid on a soft-drink? Or some kid finding a dradel in his Happy Meal? You'd hear outrage from Manhattan to Hollywood all day until the ad was pulled.
Or how about if the voice over was speaking in an Italian Mob accent over a cup of McDonald's Coffee? Every guinea politician would be up in arms crying foul more than they already do over the Jersey Shore.No excuse me while I go get my Irish on and find a seat at the bar, big day off for the CW, basketball and pints starting at noon.