Thursday, September 28, 2017

Russian Burger King wants "IT" banned because Pennywise “is a copy” of Ronald McDonald

"IT" is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The first of a planned duology, the film tells the story of seven children in Derry, Maine, who are terrorized by the eponymous being, only to face their own personal demons in the process. Upon release, the film set numerous box office records and has grossed over $482 million worldwide.

Burger King in Russia has filed a claim in Russian court to get the movie "It" banned from national screens.

Via Newsweek, the Russian financial magazine Vedomosti is reporting that Burger King has claimed that It is a violation of Russia’s advertising laws because Pennywise is “is an exact copy” of Ronald McDonald, the longtime mascot of the King’s chief fast-foot rival, McDonalds. It gets better: the filing includes Burger King’s belief that part of the similarities between the two clowns include “the color range and the [balloons] with which the clown lures children.”

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Is there really any similarity? Or is Burger King just having a case of Clown mascot envy? You be the judge.

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Review of Super Duck C003 1/6th scale Hamburg Uncle Joker clothes set posted on my toy blog HERE and HERE

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