A Russian woman is suing McDonald’s because she claims one of their burger adverts made her break her fast during Lent.
She’s suing the fast-food chain for $14 based on the fact that she found their ad so irresistible that she went into one of their restaurants, bought a burger, and ate it.
Ksenia Ovchinnikova hadn’t eaten meat for an entire month before the ad made her cave in and eat a meat burger.
Fox News reports that Ovchinnikova is suing McDonald’s for sustained moral damage because as an Orthodox Christian she was trying to stay away from meat and other animal products during the six-week period leading up to Easter in 2019.
Lent is a strict period in which many devout Christians are expected to sacrifice the eating of meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy for the entire season reports Business Insider.
“When I saw an advertising banner I could not help myself, I visited McDonald’s and bought a cheeseburger,” she said in her statement.
The statement went on to say that Ovchinnikova believes that a violation of the consumer protection law has taken place and that she believes she should be compensated for moral damage.
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