March 31, 2010 -- If a corporate watchdog gets its way, one of the world's most recognizable clowns will be forced to retire Corporate Accountability Intl. says Ronald McDonald is fueling childhood obesity, and the Boston-based nonprofit is planning a retirement party today at a McDonald's in downtown Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The group, made up of health care professionals and parents, has taken on Joe Camel in the past. Whether it can end Ronald's 50-year run as corporate spokesman remains to be seen. McDonald's Corp. calls him its "chief happiness officer" and points to the character's role in promoting Ronald McDonald House Charities, among other philanthropic causes.
Our question to you today: Should Ronald McDonald Be Forced to Retire?