A lady from Omsk, Russia, is purportedly suing McDonald’s after an advertisement showing their cheeseburgers and chicken strips made her break her quick during Lent.
Ksenia Ovchinnikova, an Orthodox Christian, said she was attempting to avoid meat and other creature items during the six-week period leading up to Easter, in 2019, Fox News revealed.
Lent is a severe period where numerous ardent Christians are required to forfeit the eating of meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy for the whole season.
Ovchinnikov revealed to Russian state media that she went without eating meat for a month when the alluring McDonald’s advert made give in.
In a statement to media, she said: “When I saw an advertising banner – I could not help myself, I visited McDonald’s and bought a cheeseburger,”
The outlet revealed Ovchinnikov is blaming the QSR (Quick service restaurant) for violating consumer protection law and offending her strict sentiments. She is suing McDonald’s for $14 (1,000 rubles) as pay for supported moral damage.
In the filed lawsuit Ksenia Ovchinnikova said: “In the actions of McDonald’s, I see a violation of the consumer protection law. I ask the court to investigate and, if a violation has taken place, to oblige McDonald’s LLC to compensate me for moral damage in the amount of one thousand rubles.”
The incident received so many remarks on the internet
One said: Lawyers who do this stuff should be disbarred so they can find more suitable employment – like where the can say “do you want fries with that?”
A second one added: Courts do not investigate. When she files a suit, she is accusing another party of a wrong. During the discovery phase she will have to share evidence. In the absence of evidence her case will likely get tossed.
While a third one said: It will be interesting to see how Russian courts deal with this case.