Are We Really Lovin’ It? The Good, The Bad And Side-Eye Worthy Of McDonald’s Commercials For The Black Community
Nobody has had more of a dominance over the fast food industry than McDonalds. There are more than 30,000 locations all over the world and I could go to Ecuador and even Estonia to get my fries fix on. And with that world domination, the fast food chain knows that it needs to market its food to a wide range of people. But has anyone else ever watched a McDonald’s commercial catered towards black folks, and at the end, thought “Did the black people in this ad really need to be rapping or dancing for you to sell me some Chicken McNuggets?” Don’t get me wrong, they definitely have had their good moments (remember the Martin Luther King Jr. ad celebrating him with all the candles? And most of the ones they’ve done for white folks have been good…), but other times, they’ve produced some side-eye worthy commercials that included break dancing, dunking nuggets, and folks leaving the corner to do better by getting employed by Mickey D’s…here’s a few examples…And shout out to Ed Sanders for collecting these videos on his YouTube page.