Girl Scout Barbie?
As if encouraging girls to wear a branded Barbie patch on their uniforms isn’t bad enough, now Mattel and Girl Scouts USA have escalated their $2 million co-branding partnership by introducing a Barbie Girl Scout Doll—pink capris, high heeled hiking boots and all. Please tell the Girl Scouts it’s time to cut ties with Barbie.
CCFC is leading an international effort urging McDonald’s CEO, Don Thompson, to stand by his assertion that Ronald McDonald does not make appearances in schools. At McDonald’s 2014 Annual Shareholder Meeting, Mr. Thompson said, “in schools and our restaurants you never see Ronald McDonald.” But Ronald McDonald regularly visits schools around the world and local franchises actively promote these appearances. On July 29, CCFC sent a letter to McDonald’s—signed by 48 advocacy groups from around the world—calling on McDonald's to kick the clown out of schools for good. Read more.