John M. Becker

McDonald's in Sochi: I'm Not Lovin' It

Filed By John M. Becker | August 07, 2013 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: anti-gay laws, anti-gay legislation, anti-gay propaganda, boycott, boycotts, corporate sponsorship, gay propaganda, human rights, human rights abuses, human rights violations, McDonald's, Olympics, Olympics 2014, Putin, Russia, Sochi, Sochi Olympics, Vladimir Putin

mcds_sochi.pngMcDonald's, a proud sponsor of the 2014 Winter Olympics, is the target of a jarring YouTube mashup that combines their happy, care-free, aren't-you-excited-for-Sochi television ad spot with scenes from a video of a young bisexual Russian teen being bullied and doused with urine.

For background information, check out recent coverage from the Bilerico Project here, here, and here. The last link also contains a list of other corporate sponsors of the Sochi Olympics, should readers wish to contact them and demand they speak out against the human rights atrocities being committed in Russia.

Watch the video after the jump. Here's hoping these kinds of creative protests continue.

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