This topic had been debating over at hwz and some forum already.
in the end, mc is making $$. just like the monopoly last time.
i just submit the feedback, saying the move was not smart, and anyway, my feedback will be thrown away, cos u believe they care abt feedbacks??
Eat breath LIVERPOOL!!!
And also inform grand masters of Internation Feng Shui Association to update the Heavenly Stem & Earthly Branch to include cupid
Year of tiger and cupid couples sure match, no conflict for indefinite years. Not bad too.
it seems that everywhere in the world, some religion must not be offended, lest there is violent backlash a'la boomz, while others can become jeering stocks. why is that?
why do they insist of offending other ppl just to appease a few intolerant religious [CENSORED] [CENSORED]? this is totally illogical. if they want other ppl to respect them, they must first have respect towards the others...be it cultural or religion. so far, all i see is other ppl accommodating to a fault the whimsical whims of these so called religious types...is this truly the price to pay for a peaceful life?
if i offend anyone with my comments, i appologize.
gotta keep the peace u know.
i thought there is something about dog being ban in also? why never replace the doggy?
photography makes one sees things from all angles.
I don't understand the logic
Did McDonalds think that just because a race is more moderate in their comments and make request instead of demand and protest, they can walk all over people from that race?
I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time
Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_475296.htmlJan 9, 2010
McDonald's pulls pig toy
Its move in omitting pig character from zodiac animal set irks Chinese
By Leow Si Wan & Chuang Bing Han
Instead of a pig, a Cupid (third from right) completes the line-up of 12 soft toys in the McDonald's Doraemon collection for Chinese New Year. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
FAST-FOOD giant McDonald's has stirred up a controversy by omitting pig characters from its latest toy promotions.
The pig soft toy was expected to have been part of a 12-character Doraemon set depicting the animals of the Chinese zodiac calendar. Customers wanting the toy would have to pay $2 on top of making a food purchase.
But McDonald's decided not to include the pig toy to avoid offending Muslim customers, and had a Doraemon Cupid toy in its place instead.
The move has upset Chinese customers keen on collecting all 12 toys in the series. One of them, staff nurse Daphne Koh, 26, said: 'I was born in the Year of the Pig and would have collected the whole set. But without the pig, it makes no sense for me to do so.'
Retiree May Liaw, 55, who had wanted to buy a set to decorate her home for Chinese New Year, said: 'It is strange to have Cupid in place of the pig. The set is incomplete and I am not interested in individual pieces.'
Various online forums are also abuzz with discussions on whether the fast-food chain has overreacted.
Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Straits Times.
I am waiting for someone to point out to McDonald that they have offended many:
1. chinese for omitting pig
2. muslim cos they still include dog
3. vegetarian cos none of them are vegetables
4. extremely religious christians cos mcdonals is promoting superstitions by selling chinese zodiac characters
5. satanic worshiper cos none of them spew out blood when stabbed on the sacrificial altar
6. doraemon collectors cos mcdonalds is making them fat - they have to collect all and must eat lots of mcdonalds to buy the toys
next year macdonals will not sell any more toy, end of happy meal.
kids will complain cos they got no more toy from mcdonalds.
Last edited by aryanto; 9th January 2010 at 02:38 PM.
this toy doesn't goes with the happy meal...
i saw on Tv, happy meal comes with transformers series and another series choice...
ya...y no ban on dog?...
Stirring up emotions with pics - cyliew
well i'll jsut pick a point from a guy i heard
lets remove dog cause its haram too
lets remove ox cause its hindu sacred animal.
lets remove dragon cause its christian's satan
lets remove mouse cause its a pest.
lets remove tiger cause its deadly.
lets remove chicken cause its edible
lets remove rabbits cause they are pets
lets remove snakes cause some are poisonous
lets remove everything rubbish cause it affects all different kinds of ppl
Strictly speaking, McD is not suppose to sell toys because they are F&B. Years ago there was an issue the McD with the law because they sell too many toys which is why they coupled with meals now.
Many people may not know that the zodiac was used by ancient China to help people remember the birth year, Vietnam and Korea (just read) have them too. Which is why it is so well known among Chinese family all over and every very significant in CNY. The new generation only knows them as cartoon from movie. But can't help it, modern education, civilization and evolution has will erode the history as time goes, it in inevitable.
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MUSLIMS DO NOT KILL GOAT AFTER PUASA.
I AM REALLY SORRY T_T
ME DO RESEARCH
MUSLIM KILL GOAT FOR Eid al-Adha
IT IS TO SYMBOLISE ABRAHAM WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICING SON TO ALLAH T_T
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remove monkey because monkeys are a nuisance to those staying near the nature reserves/parks.
Mythbusters - the bigger the explosion, the better it is.
Anyway those who dont know please read
What i find surprising is that singapore is so sheltered, surrounded by muslim countries north and south, have a good partnership with Brunai, another muslim country but yet most population especially the young chinese do not understand the muslim culture well.
By the way I am Chinese, born in Indonesia, non Muslim.
I admit to not having paid much attention to the issue until today's Straits Times ran an article on it. Then this Cupid thread here suddenly rang a bell.
As the newspaper article has rightfully mentioned, many Malay/Muslim individuals and organisations have expressed that they do not feel that it offends them. And several have mentioned that the pig as a toy is not a problem at all.
I do think that this time round McDonalds has made a big mistake. I personally am disappointed in them.
But still, I hope they would learn from this.
quote from the newspaper " .... the chain excluded the pig toy out of the sensitivity for its Muslim customers". What is so sensitivity of having a doraemon on costume and call it boar. The zodiac Boar is widely used replacement word for past years and so is Ox over cow. Sheep and Goat interchange in the western text.
So if the word Boar and a doraemon that don't even look like a pig is consider sensitive, I cannot image McDonald's impression of our local Muslim community as extreme beyond logic. McD have completely undermind the mentality of our local Muslim intellectual.
Wonder how Taiwan and China forum will think if they read this. Better don't let them know, I felt ashamed.
I have always been very neutral to expectation like costume, song, marriage, practice, food, words and behaviour bec there will always be things of taboo among communities. If McD staff simply said the Muslim don't like it and is replaced, I am not upset. Because fear of losing Halal license .... huff puff.