Claim: McDonald's restaurants will be placing Michelle Obama's image on their drink cups.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, August 2014]
I saw on Facebook where McDonalds Corp was going to post pictures of Michelle Obama on their paper cups. Is this for real? if so I know many will boycott McDonalds. Why don't they put pictures of fallen veterans on them instead?
Origins: One of First Lady Michelle Obama's most prominent public efforts during her husband's tenure in the White House has been her "Let's Move" campaign to end childhood obesity in a generation by ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food and helping kids become more physically active. This effort has
The notion, expressed in online rumors, that McDonald's will be placing Michelle Obama's image on their drink cups is a spurious one, however; a combination of sarcastic expressions from critical commentators, reports published by web sites of dubious repute, and a spoof headline that appeared in the satirical Onion publication back in October 2009. In that spoof, The Onion posited that a "disapproving Michelle Obama" would be printed on all fast food containers.
Last updated: 2 September 2014