McDonald's reverts to old logo after ‘social distancing’ redesign
The fast-food chain's Brazilian ad around the COVID-19 crisis was inexplicably pulled down after criticism from some Twitter users
Global fast-food chain McDonald’s had joined the ranks of many brands such as Volkswagen, Audi and Nike, who used their logos to make a strong point about social distancing. The famed Golden Arches were placed far apart as a temporary logo redesign to signify social distancing.
As part of the new campaign, McDonald’s Brazil featured an animated clip showing the arches separating. But soon afterwards, McDonald’s invited some strong criticism from netizens, including presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders.
Twitter users accused the fast-food chain of hypocrisy and opportunistic advertising. While some like Sanders demanded that the restaurant chain give paid sick leaves to their employees, others commented on their service. Some also shamed the company for turning the pandemic into “an award brief.”
Shame on this idea and this agency. Shame on everyone turning this pandemic into an award brief ?— Rafa Pérez Hevia (@rafapcolombia) March 20, 2020
?— David Ligon (@VanLigon) March 20, 2020
How about pay your workers a living wage! I went thru the drive thru yesterday and it was crazy busy. Also fix your Dr. Pepper! It tastes nothing like Dr. Pepper. I bet it’s Dr. Brown’s or some bottom shelf nonsense! @McDonalds https://t.co/xeNKJ0pvdW
It’s not even 2 meters apart FFS.— Lisa O Brien (@liobrien) March 20, 2020
Soon after the caustic tweets surfaced, McDonald's inexplicably went back to their old logo.For more updates, be socially connected with us on
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