- McDonald’s said it was taking down an ad across from a crematorium near Truro in Cornwall, England.
- The Bus Shelter ad is for the McCrispy Burger fast food chain.
- The company told Insider it “didn’t know” that the ad was more like a crematorium sign.
McDonald’s has announced that it will remove an advert for its McCrispy burger in a bus shelter across from a crematorium near Truro, England.
The news was first reported by cornwall live.
The ad for the fast food chain was right across the road from the establishment and right next to the billboard, which caught the attention of the locals.
“We were unaware of the road sign near this bus stop. However, given the concerns raised by Cornwall Live, we have asked that the ad be removed,” a McDonald’s representative told an insider in a statement. .
It’s not clear how long the ads have been showing or when they will be removed.
A woman whose mother-in-law was cremated at the scene told the outlet she found the ad “tasteless.”
“Some grieving families may not want to see it when they visit Penmount for a loved one’s funeral or cremation,” she said.
fast food giant Apology in 2019 A campaign in Portugal promoted one of its desserts with the slogan “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.
This ad was used in a Halloween-themed ice cream dessert campaign. MacDonald said at the time that it was not intended as an “insensitive reference” to the Bloody Sunday massacre of unarmed civilians during protests in Northern Ireland in 1972.