I've never shied away from the fact that I'm a Christian. I have my own personal beliefs and I don't impose those on anybody else. I've been in countries where the majority of the people in the country don't believe in a deity or they may be atheist. Or the majority of the country is Muslim. Or it may be the majority is much younger skewed. So when you look at all these differences, it's not that I'm to be the judge or the jury relative to right or wrong. Having said that, at McDonald's, there are core values we stand for and the world is getting much closer. So we have a lot of conversations. We're going to make some mistakes at times. (We talk) about things that may have an implication in one part of the world and may be the cultural norm in another part of the world. And those are things that, yes, we're going to learn from. But, you're right, that commercial won't show in the United States.Not airing it (or making a similar-but-different version) in the US is one thing, but for the love of supersized fries, why does religion have such a crippling, alienating, and bigotrous stronghold on this country?
Yes, on paper McDonalds is an evil multi-billion dollar corporation (does multi-million dollars an evil corporation make? ... that's another topic all together), but it's not like the commercial hasn't been brainstormed, work-shopped, and already filmed in another part of the world. The forward-thinking executives in McDonalds' foreign market have obviously thought a gay-friendly ad was a good idea. A modern idea. A religion-free idea.
Hell, it's worked for the likes of Miller Lite and Absolut products, but that's 'cause The Gays like booze more than empty calories.