The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a very different kind of event this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and fans are certainly taking notice. Of all the logistical changes taking place in the 2020 Thanksgiving Day Parade, there's one that certainly seems to be creeping viewers out in a big way: Ronald McDonald in a protective face shield. We're not sure if it's the iconic McDonald's mascot reminding everyone of the darkness of the pandemic, or just the sight of a clown in a dome shield feeling extra creepy. Either way, social media is buzzing with chatter about Ronald McDonald's new look.
See for yourself - but know that you cannot unsee!
Pivot to Video
Ronald McDonald and Grimace pic.twitter.com/B668XtyMYX— No Context Ronald McDonald (@McDonaldsOOC) November 26, 2020
Here's a video of Ronald McDonald wearing his protective face shield, while riding on a float alongside Grimace. How do you feel about it?prevnext
Just Turned On The TV, And This Is What I Get...
randomly popped into the Macy’s thanksgiving day parade stream and Ronald McDonald is wearing this psychotic plastic face shield pic.twitter.com/h4NF4V5oq6— panda sneeze (@pandasneeze2) November 26, 2020
You think you've seen everything the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has to offer - and then you turn on the 2020 parade.prevnext
How It Started vs How It's Going
If that ain't so 2020, we don't know what is. We love this meme.prevnext
Faces On Froze
Everyones face after seeing Ronald McDonald: pic.twitter.com/uLBRJ8UJr5— Lofi_Dna (@attaiekpo) November 26, 2020
To call Ronald McDonald's appearance a "downer moment" in the 2020 parade would be an understatement.prevnext
Deadlier Than La Rona and IT Combined
Hilarious watching Ronald McDonald in a face shield. MF killed a billion times more people than Pennywise and he still keeps slaying. pic.twitter.com/QDqQkLPfTP— Your Grumpy Ethical-Vegan Grampa Ⓥ (@GrampaYour) November 26, 2020
I would hate to see someone run those numbers.prevnext
Good to see Ronald McDonald finally got spayed pic.twitter.com/I5vRR56EKF— Alex Zalben (@azalben) November 26, 2020
Yeah... you don't see many people wearing that particular model of face shield.prevnext
Scariest Thing in 2020
Ronald McDonald with a face shield was the scariest thing this year pic.twitter.com/zreWuUOKMO— Pettywise (@pocket_doors) November 26, 2020
The pandemic and more fast food in our collective diet? Yeah, this image may truly capture all the dread of 2020.prev