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PETA Vilifies Ronald McDonald for Halloween

Anyone looking for a last-minute Halloween costume? Well, if you don't mind dressing as a rabid-looking, sadistic clown from hell, the folks at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have got the mask for you.

As part of its "McCruelty" campaign, PETA is distributing "Evil Ronald" masks for Halloween, which depict the iconic Ronald McDonald as a maniacal monster with fangs, rather than a welcoming, kid-friendly staple of American society.

While we kind of enjoy seeing the goofy symbol of heart-attack burgers and fries in a less-than-lovable guise, for a change, we can't help but cackle at (not with) the PETA people on this one.  

"This Halloween at the punchbowl, mingling among the Twilight vampires and the Michael Jacksons, will lurk another pop-culture icon: Ronald McDonald -- or rather, PETA's twisted take on the fast-food clown..."Evil Ronald McDonald," PETA representatives say in a letter to New Times.

The letter goes on to discuss "scaring the hot pants off the partying Farrah Fawcetts" and then into a typical PETA rant about electrocuting chickens and whatever else PETA's pissed about this week.

PETA's so out of it that its members apparently think kids will go out in droves trick-or-treating in Farrah Fawcett costumes (not that this wouldn't be a twisted idea) this year. Those PETA folks must have some little monsters at home, eh?

Or maybe they just like the idea of making fun of a human being who lost her battle with cancer, as they mourn for every bug splattered on a car windshield? Or maybe the actress was photographed in a fur coat once, damn her?

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