I used to work at McDonald's, and I recently discovered a VERY disturbing Ronald McDonald toy.
A raunchy Ronald McDonald toy found by an ex-McDonald's employee has left him shaken.
After spotting the toy in a charity shop on Sunday, Sy Ewing was speechless.
He vented his frustrations on Facebook, where some claimed Ronald's hunky appearance was "burning their eyes" and traumatizing them.
"I have no words," the 40-year-old said.
"Ironically, this scared me because I used to work at McDonald's in my teens."
Mr Ewing found the toy in Southend, Essex, but he used to work in a McDonald's store in Swindon, Wiltshire, over 20 years ago.
The McDonald's mascot's raunchy new look is a far cry from his usual yellow overalls. He spent a day trawling Southend's charity shops and said he visited so many that he couldn't remember exactly where he'd seen it.
However, the provocative toy immortalized his signature white and red face paint, clunky red boots, and stripy socks.
The toy, according to Jason Simmons, "gives a whole new meaning to the term 'junk food.'"
Others found the toy disturbing and claimed they needed therapy after looking at it; for many, the toy's main attraction was the yellow chips.
"I hope those are fries and not some festering condition he's caught!" Jayne Prettyman said.
"That's put me right off McDonald's chips if that's where he keeps them warm!" Andrew Morgan said.
"Is that a box of French fries in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?" joked Aafke Chang.
"Well, this is mildly traumatizing," says the narrator.
The fantasy clown has long been a popular character in McDonald's commercials and children's parties.
The toy is a collector's item, with only 250 being made worldwide.