If you see the [iconic] McDonald's golden arches upside down, rest assured -- your eyes are not playing tricks on you. The fast food chain did this at various locations and across their social media platforms in an effort to "celebrate women everywhere."
"In celebration of women everywhere, and for the first time in our brand history, we flipped our iconic arches for International Women's Day in honor of the extraordinary accomplishments of women everywhere and especially in our restaurants," Wendy Lewis, McDonald's global chief diversity officer, said in a statement.
Lewis continued: "From restaurant crew and management to our C-suite of senior leadership, women play invaluable roles at all levels, and together with our independent franchise owners, we're committed to their success."
Before looking at the image, I really thought McDonalds was turning the arches upside-down to look like a butt to celebrate women and was like, yeah not the best marketing idea. A "W" for "women" makes more sense. https://t.co/LnF4hr7uTF— Katelyn Caralle (@Katelyn_Caralle) March 7, 2018
mcdonalds employee: what can i get you?— ᴘᴀᴘᴇʀʙᴇᴀᴛssᴄɪssᴏʀs! ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ (@paperbeatstweet) March 7, 2018
me: ill have a big mac
mcdonalds employee: great thatll be thr-
me: ACtually *smiling knowingly* its international womens day so ill have a big Wac *entire mcdonalds bursts into applause*
McDonalds: In celebration of women we are flipping the arches upside down.— bogwolf (@truebe) March 7, 2018
Or you could give your employees better benefits.
McD: Look it's a W!
Maybe a living wage? Better family leave? A career path forward in the face of automation?
McD: The W stands for women.
McDonalds is flipping one of their signs to celebrate International Women's Day, which is cool! but as a bonus now they can sue every anime ever made pic.twitter.com/ag54a772tl— Cabel Sasser (@cabel) March 7, 2018
women: raise your minimum wage to $15/hour— Jessica Roy (@JessicaKRoy) March 7, 2018
mcdonalds: what if we make the arch a W for women
"McDonalds is flipping their arches upside down to support women"— STILL THE BEST 1973 (@mrfeelswildride) March 7, 2018
I bet all the money you'd spend on doing that being used for women's charities or scholarships would be a better one