Racy Lyrics Lead Wendy's To Pull CD From Kid Meals

The fast food-chain Wendy's has pulled a disco CD included in kids' meals because of racy lyrics in one of the songs.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that one of the songs on the Disco Fever CD was Donna Summer's "Last Dance." The song has two sets of lyrics. One version includes the words "so bad." But some heard the alternative lyrics "so horny" on the CD, which had been marked as safe for 3 years old and up.

The Atlanta-based chain announced on its website Saturday that it would continue to put three other CDs in the kids' meals. Those CDs include the songs "ABC" by Jackson 5 and "Celebration" by Kool & the Gang. The website said Wendy's is "no longer offering" the Disco Fever CD but doesn't mention the reason.

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  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Jun 14, 2010 at 09:04 PM
    How about just fixing real food and not buying that overpriced garbage?
  • by Dixiegirl929 on Jun 14, 2010 at 05:34 AM
    What happened to the good ole days when you got a frisbee or an action figure with your Happy Meal? Wendy's gives the most sucky kids meal toys I've ever seen. We throw those CDs right in the trash.
  • by Happy Meal? on Jun 13, 2010 at 02:44 PM
    I use to love to get the toy in my Happy Meal. My favorite was the plastic Pentagram and vampire bat in the Ozzy Osborne special promo meal they had.
  • by Scott on Jun 13, 2010 at 12:30 PM
    Why this was deleted earlier I don't know: Have the people complaining about this listened to the radio in the last 10 years? Stuff they play on the radio, which is free and many young parents listen to in their car with small children, is much worse than a 30 year old Disco song. My kids 2 & 7 get the treat of listening to hard rock when they ride with me and they listen to top 40 when they ride with my wife. Real life sounds much worse than someone hearing what they want to hear in a song lyric.
  • by Mommy of 1 Location: Wilson on Jun 13, 2010 at 10:50 AM
    I have a 5 year old and we've listened to these CDs this article is referring to. I've never even considered that the lyrics are inappropriate because we are always listening to music in the car - sometimes kid music and sometimes adult music. Children today are way too "micromanaged" by their parents. If your children ever watch TV, go to the park, or to (pre)school, trust me- they have heard worse!
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jun 13, 2010 at 08:50 AM
    It's not where's the beef anymore.it's were's the beef coming from? might be South America(their standards and health requirments are not the same as in the U.S.A)think about that the next time you sink your teeth into a burger or your kid's do.will the rest follow the McDummy trend?
  • by Aunt B Location: Greenville on Jun 13, 2010 at 08:18 AM
    I agree with ME, but I would go further and feed my child healthy food that I prepared myself! And we would sing together.
  • by Scott on Jun 13, 2010 at 07:48 AM
    Have these people not listened to the radio in the past 10 years? Because I'd much rather have my kids listen to Donna Summers than the crap that they have on pop stations now.
  • by ME Location: NC on Jun 13, 2010 at 06:37 AM
    I thought these were terrible toys anyway...not because of the lyrics...but because most kids want a toy...and if it IS a CD...would rather sing You Are My Sunshine, The Wheels on the Bus, etc....
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Jun 13, 2010 at 05:06 AM
    Hmmm, Ca banned toys in happy meals unless there is a healthy element of the meal....
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