McDonald’s Uses the Wrong Skin Colors for Its ‘Madden’ Happy Meal Toys (Pics)
If you were ever in the market for a white Richard Sherman collectible, or wanted to see a black Drew Brees figurine (action figure?), or wanted to see Andrew Luck with wonderfully mediterranean cafe au lait skin, GET YOUR ASS TO McDONALD’S RIGHT NOW AND GET A HAPPY MEAL.
In a cross-promotional Happy Meal toy event with the Madden video game, McDonald’s is including some of the NFL’s biggest stars as Happy Meal toys—only many of them have hilariously incorrect skin tones. I’m sure they’ll make some crafted statement soon about how they “don’t really see skin color” or some crap like that, but for now, let’s just enjoy the comedy of the error.
Here are the regrettably low-quality pics (Mickey D’s has taken them down from their site).
Here’s white Richard Sherman:
And black Drew Brees:
And last but not least, it’s Mediterranean Andrew Luck:
I don’t know if it’s funnier to imagine a white dude with Richard Sherman’s boisterous personality and dreadlocks, or if it’s just funny imagining a white defensive back that doesn’t suck. Similarly, Andrew Luck and Drew Brees are among the whitest men on the face of the Earth, so let’s all get a chuckle out of black Peyton Manning, okay?
Would this change help elevate Andrew Luck’s ability to scramble and make plays out of the pocket?
Okay. I’ll show myself out.