Bill O'Reilly Commentary on Gay McDonald's Ad: Why not al-Queda?
News commentator for conservative Fox News, Bill O'Reilly made remarks linking gays to al-Queda when he discussed a new McDonald's ad campaign aimed at gays in France, entitled, Venez Commee Vous Etes, or "Come as you are".
It includes a gay television ad which suggests a teenager is considering coming out to his father while the two share a meal at McDonald's.
In the ad, the son sits in a booth while looking at his class photo at a handsome male, when his cellphone rings.
“I was just thinking about you,” he says. “I was just looking at our class picture.”
“I miss you too,” he adds before hanging up.
The son is joined by his father, who comments that he was somewhat of a ladies' man, and that his son could be, too. The son smiles and ponders to himself.
In a discussion with Fox News anchor Jane Skinner, O'Reilly persisting in asking if the ad made one want McDonald's meals. Skinner explained that this was a public relations piece, aimed at all sorts of people; this one being the gay friendly ad.
“OK,” O'Reilly responded. “Do they have an al-Qaeda ad, you know, come as you are? You know?”
A McDonald's spokesperson said the purpose of the campaign was to “show society the way it is today without judging.”
“There's obviously no problem with homosexuality in France today,” the spokesperson added.
France recognizes gay and lesbian couples with a union similar to a domestic partnership, not marriage, and does not permit gay adoption.