A McDonald’s advertisement aired today in an effort to promote a new menu item, the McBites. This ad has the American Bully community and the pit bull community up in arms. The McDonalds pit bull ad says “You know what’s risky? Petting a stray pit bull.” It then goes on to list other risky behaviors like giving a friend your Facebook password or naming your son Sue.
McDonald’s really dropped the ball on this one. This ad seems like blatant discrimination against a loving breed of dog that was once called America’s nanny dog. The American Bully Kennel Club’s Facebook page is spreading the word about the McDonald’s pit bull ad to American Bully owners. A Facebook page, *Boycott McDonalds*, has also been started by Lori Richardson calling for a boycott of McDonald’s because of the incident.
McDonald’s tweeted what was supposed to be an apology about the ad. It says, “We apologize for running a local ad insensitive in its mention of pit bulls. We didn’t mean to offend anyone and the ad is being pulled.” That just doesn’t seem like enough. The American Bully community and the pit bull community need to head over to the *Boycott McDonalds* page on Facebook, click the “Like” button, and stay away from those restaurants until the company’s CEO Jim Skinner issues a real apology of more than 160 characters for that horrible McDonalds pit bull ad.
Casey Holley is an American Bully owner and a freelance writer covering a variety of topics. You can contact her via Content by Casey.