McDonald's Is Defending Its Latest Controversial Meal

McDonald's latest celebrity meal collaboration with Cardi B and Offset is making waves, but not everyone likes it.

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Several McDonald's franchisees worry that the married artists' cooperation may hurt the brand. Critics say the offer violates the "Golden Arches Code."

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McDonald's is defying opposition and collaborating with Cardi B and Offset, who have been married since 2017.

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"Across our marketing, we're focused on putting McDonald's at the center of culture," said McDonald's USA's chief marketing and customer experience officer Tariq Hassan.

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"Artist collaborations have revived fans' affection for our food and boosted commerce for the company and our restaurant owners/operators.

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"Cardi and Offset are an iconic couple who have their own date-night tradition at McDonald's that goes back years," said Hassan. "We're

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proud to share a little piece of that with customers across the U.S. with our latest campaign, which is about love and celebrating the special moments

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Our relationship with Cardi B and Offset is supported by McDonald's. The message says we support them as a family because they've been great partners.

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McDonald's franchisees feel the married couple's music's vulgarity and explicit content violates this rule. McDonald's said this input is from a small minority

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