McDonald's used to have some really creative commercials, and even had all kinds of peripheral advertising starring McDonaldland characters such as Birdie, Grimace and Mayor McCheese.
But now that they've forgotten how to have fun with their ads McDonald's is hiring ad agencies who think it's okay to blatantly rip off somebody else's work, even if that someone is surreal animator Cyriak Harris.
Wonder how much @McDonalds paid someone to copy my video. I didn't even get paid to make the original pic.twitter.com/XGWjHQq0j6— cyriak harris (@cyriakharris) August 2, 2016
The ad was quickly pulled from circulation, but not before the ad agency responsible for the ad posted this blatant admission on a forum.
@cyriakharris @McDonalds Have you seen this? https://t.co/mR5saD4LDQ pic.twitter.com/yWSiHqoyDd— AJ Jefferies (@moonjam) August 2, 2016
"Reference"- more like rip-ofference, amirite?!
-Via Boing Boing