A Finnish group calling themselves the Finnish Food Liberation Army have beheaded Ronald McDonald, the hamburger king’s beloved icon. Rumors that First Lady Michelle Obama produced the videos are unconfirmed.
They then filmed ransom YouTube videos, in an apparent al-Qaeda imitation, complete with black hoods. Calling themselves the Food Liberation Army, the video shows the captors asking questions (in Finnish, though English subtitles appear on the bottom of the screen) such as “Why are you not open about the manufacturing process, raw materials and additives used in your products? What are you afraid of?”
Demanding answers, the group gave McDonald’s a deadline to respond, after which they said that Ronald would be executed by guillotine. The Consumerist reports that two members of the group were arrested and the statue was rescued before the execution could take place but the remaining members still beheaded a replica.
McDonald’s has refused to comment.
Ronald McDonald Kidnapped – Finnish Food Liberation ARmy (video)
Ronald McDonald Beheaded (video)