McDonald’s is being sued.
A California woman is suing McDonald's claiming the fast-food giant uses toys to market directly to young children. Monet Parham, a Sacramento, California, mother of two small children filed the lawsuit Wednesday in San Francisco along with health, nutrition and food safety advocates Center for Science in the Public Interest . CSPI is seeking court approval to proceed as a class action.
Parham, a 41-year old state employee, says her kids repeatedly ask for Happy Meals, mainly for the toys. "We have to say no to our kids so many times and McDonald's makes that so much harder to do. I object to the fact that McDonald's is getting into my kids' heads without my permission and actually changing what my kids want to eat."
If this woman is so weak-minded that she hasn’t yet learned to tell her kids “no,” then her kids should be taken away from her and she probably shouldn’t be allowed to manage her own finances.
What’s next. Video game makers will be next – after all, it’s a rather sedentary activity and they market to kids too.
This lawsuit should be laughed out of court, but the fact that McDonald’s has to pay a single lawyer a single dime to defend itself is a crime in and of itself.