Girl Sues McDonald’s After Burger Advert Photograph Made Her Break Lent


It appears there’s a meals photographer on the market that deserves a elevate. A lady has sued McDonald’s after claiming {that a} cheeseburger advert photograph she noticed was so tempting that it induced her to interrupt her spiritual quick throughout Lent.

The Russian state-owned media outlet RIA Novosti stories that an Orthodox Christian named Ksenia Ovchinnikova has filed a lawsuit in opposition to the worldwide fast-food restaurant chain for its function in spoiling her fasting throughout Lent, the roughly six-week spiritual observance by which Christians put together for Easter via issues like prayer, almsgiving, and self-denial.

In a press release, Ovchinnikova says that she was strolling round within the metropolis of Omsk throughout Lent again in 2019 when her eyes have been drawn to an commercial with pictures of McDonald’s signature dishes — the Cheeseburger and Rooster McNuggets.

Not having eaten meat for roughly a month at that time and having faithfully noticed Lent fasting for 16 years prior — the lady “succumbed” to the mouthwatering pictures and ordered herself a cheeseburger, solely to remorse it after ending the meal.

“Within the actions of McDonald’s, I see a violation of the buyer safety regulation,” the lady says in a press release. “I ask the courtroom to research and, if a violation has taken place, to oblige McDonald’s LLC to compensate me for ethical injury within the quantity of 1 thousand rubles.”

1,000 Russian rubles is the equal of about $13.50 in US {dollars}.

Ovchinnikova is arguing that corporations ought to be restricted in how they promote throughout lent, however a spokesperson for the Bishop of Moscow is urging Ovchinnikova to “go to confession as an alternative of courtroom” over this incident, the Metro stories.

The Russian courts have but to maneuver ahead with Ovchinnikova’s lawsuit attributable to points with its drafting that Ovchinnikova nonetheless has time to right, RIA Novosti stories, so it stays unclear whether or not she is going to obtain the $13.50 for the “ethical injury” suffered on account of her McLapse.

Picture credit: Cheeseburger {photograph} by McDonald’s


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