Controversial burger ad pulled for showing Ronald McDonald flashing children

An animation of Ronald McDonald flashing cartoon children.
(Image credit: Grill'd)

Yesterday we saw one over-sexualised Ketchup bottle from Pizza Hut and now, let us introduce to you this sinister burger ad. An Australian burger chain has received a number of complaints after featuring a fairly disturbing animation in its ad, but some people are loving the animation. 

Burger chain Grill'd have released an ad where it looks as though Ronald McDonald flashes two children in a dark alleyway before a cartoon burger swoops in to save the day (yep, you read that correctly). The ad supposedly has breached a number of advertising laws in Australia and many of those who have seen the ad has since complained about the inappropriate nature of it. Perhaps Grill'd should take some notes from this roundup of the best print ads before releasing its next ad. 

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.