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McDonald’s uses orphaned South African children in its advertisement

By Mason White 6:54 PM March 24, 2013
McDonald’s McFlurry ice cream 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) McDonald’s caused controversy after they used children from a South African orphanage in its advertisement.

A new McDonald’s advertisement used a busload of children in South Africa to promote their new McFlurry ice cream.

Some people see the move as a positive thing for the children, while others feel that the children being exploited.

The advertisement called “Everybody’s got something to give,”
showed a group of children from the Sakhumzi orphanage being woken up one morning and their caretaker taking them to McDonald’s to purchase McFlurries.

Then, the orphaned children delivered the ice cream to elderly people at the Huis De Kuilen old age home.

According to McDonald’s, they have compensated the Zakumi House orphanage and children who appeared in the advertisement.

McDonald’s held a party for the children with special guest Ronald McDonald’s. The home also received donations of toys from McDonald’s.

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