It's just not safe to feed your children junk food anymore! First, it was potentially toxic gunk on the Shrek drinking glasses from McDonald's. Now, it's racy lyrics on songs from CDs packaged with Wendy's kids meals. The latest flap erupted this weekend when some astute listener (or really bored Wendy's worker) realized that the Disco Fever CD tucked into kids meals contained the words "so horny" instead of the safe-for-everybody "so bad" in Donna Summer's classic "Last Dance." The chain quickly pulled the CD, but left in place three others containing some benign ditties and Kool & The Gang's "Celebration," which I consider more offensive than any '70s disco tune could ever be. The company issued this effusive mea culpa: "We made an honest mistake. We didn't intend for this to happen. ... We are very sorry it occurred, and we take responsibility." OK, then. Back to the fat-laden, sodium-filled business of the day!
—Posted by T.L. Stanley