Fast food girl McDonald’s has agreed to take down a “tasteless” advert for their McCrispy burger after outrage that it was placed next to a sign for a crematorium.
The large poster was placed on a bus stop right next to a crematorium sign directly opposite Penmount Crematorium in Cornwall.
McDonald’s agreed to take it down after CornwallLive pointed out the ironically placed poster.
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The poster divided opinions amongst locals, with some calling the unfortunately placed sign “hilarious”, while others were offended by it.
One woman, whose mother-in-law was cremated at the facility last year, said: "Although I can see the funny side, it is tasteless and I'm sure some grieving family members won't like to see it when visiting Penmount for the funeral and cremation of a loved one”.
Another said: "I think how funny it is will probably depend on how long ago you followed the crematorium sign wearing a black tie”.
Penmount Crematorium, which sits two miles from the centre of Truro in Cornwall, sits on 28 acres of countryside.
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CornwallLive reported that there were rumours flying about that the poster would be replaced with one advertising Burger King’s “Flame-grilled Whoppers”, but added that these could not be substantiated in time for publication.
Cornwall Council, which runs both the crematorium and the bus stop the poster was placed on, told CornwallLive it was unable to comment on the story.
A spokesperson for McDonald’s said: "We were unaware of the road sign in the vicinity of this bus stop. However, in light of the concerns raised by CornwallLive, we have asked for our advertisement to be removed”.
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