DisOrientingApril 5, 2007 at 2:51 pm | Posted in food, vie quotidienne | 8 Comments
File this under: Things McDonalds wouldn’t get away with in the US. Oddly, I don’t think the name would even make sense in America — offensiveness aside, people would probably assume that a McOriental involved chop suey or some other Chinese-American dish. In fact, the only thing that makes this sandwich “oriental” is the use of flat bread and meat spiced with cumin and coriander. So I think it’s supposed to be more Middle Eastern than Far Eastern.
Still, you might think McDonalds would have learned their lesson from the McAfrika flap.
Still, say what you want about the global fast food industry — at least they’re not responsible for this cheerful display, found just around the corner from me on Mouffetard:
The Happy Negro? Serving tea to his white mistress? I — uh — Yeah, words fail me.
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