UPDATE: McDonalds information is below. I'm actually going to write a real live letter instead of an email in hopes that it will get more attention. This may be a pipe dream, but maybe if enough of us do it we can make a dent.
2111 McDonald's Dr
Oak Brook, IL 60523
You can get other ways to contact off their website. You should go and look around their site. It's kind of laughable how they talk about corporate responsibility.
Mattel appears only to have a phone number, but I will definitely be giving them a call. The number is 800-524-8697.
So today my stepmom called and said she and my dad wanted to come and get Bubba and have him spend the night. Since Punkin is sick it was okay that they didn't take her too. She hasn't been sleeping that great and I wouldn't want to inflict her on anybody, especially someone that I might need/want to call on for overnight babysitting duty down the road. Let's don't burn ALL our bridges.
I decided to swing by McDonalds on the way home for some fast food. We don't really eat fast food all that often, maybe once a month. We usually have pizza on Friday nights but we've sort of pizza'd ourselves out. Of course I got the Happy Meal for Punkin'. I know I should request the "Under 3" toy for her, but the regular toys are usually pretty innocuous and don't have small parts (and we're really vigilant about that kind of thing because everything is still going in her mouth). I looked up at the board to see what the girl toy was. Hmmm. My Scene. Never heard of it. Oh well, we'll see.
So after dinner, we pull out our toy and this is what we have. Behold My Scene Madison:
Uh. What exactly is her "scene?" A porn star convention? Jeez Mattel, give me a break. "Madison" is one of the Roller Girl My Scene dolls. Um. Wasn't Roller Girl the name of Heather Graham's character in Boogie Nights? And what was she? Oh yeah. A PORN STAR! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS WORLD!?! And miracle of miracles, Madison actually makes the Bratz look demure. THEY at least are wearing more clothes.
I showed it to Mr. Daddy. He said "Well, you should have requested the under three toy."
"And this would be okay if she were three?" I asked.
He conceded my point.
I will be writing a letter. To Mattel and to McDonalds. It may not do any good, but at least I will feel like I have made a stand for our daughters. Laurel at The Tea Party Place recently had a similar post (although hers was more eloquently written). Laurel, I think we gotta get rid of these chicks, too.
And now My Scene Madison is in the trash. Where she belongs.
5 years ago