For my first Blog on Zulu Buff, I’d like to second the proposal of some sort of ordinance that would prohibit the display of news or other non-children safe programming from McDonald’s.
Here is MY input to the McDonald's USA Contact Us webpage:
“My 9, 6 and 4 year old celebrated a monthly family moment at McDonalds in Raymore, MO one evening this week. The only memory they or I still have of that night is your bigscreen T.V. showing blood GUSH from a young boy’s head on CNN. That’s not why I went to share Ice Cream at Kid-friendly place (which I thought McDonalds was). That one special night out at your restaurant showed my kids the most violent pictures they have EVER seen. Young kids have a hard enough time dealing with the earthquake – but uncensored graphic violence at a family dinner - that’s just not right. (Included is a link to the video we sat in front of at your restaurant, Note: Warning to you, especially while at the family dinner table: GRAPHIC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Unh4v1lFU0)
If you saw the link then you know why my kids have a hard time sleeping. Although we prayed for that poor little boy while at the table, I have spent much time explaining it to my kids and assuring them that they are not in danger. I would never let my children see that at home. It was without sound and I happened to sit with my back to the TV to focus on my kids when they saw it. Many real life events should not be on public display at McDonalds. I would like to see a policy change at McDonalds, this should never happen again. -“
When it happened my first thought was "Hey good for him, he just picked him up and wasn't afraid of touching the blood or anything" then I saw my kids eyes. MAN. - I suggest that if you want Anderson Cooper or Haiti news updates go to Tanner’s Pub or somewhere else not promoted by Ronald McDonald.