A Woman Sued McDonald's, for putting up an advertisement that enticed her to break her fast during Lent

A Russian woman is sueing McDonald's for reportedly breaking her Lent fast after seeing an advertisement for their cheeseburgers.

Ksenia Ovchinnikova, from Omsk, Russia, claimed she tried to abstain from eating meat and other animal products throughout Lent this year but had to break her fast after seeing McDonald's advertisements.

When McDonald's ads for burgers and nuggets forced Ovchinnikova to break her fast in April 2019, she claims she hadn't eaten meat in a month.

Ovchinnikova is now accusing McDonald's of violating consumer protection laws as well as insulting her religious beliefs. She accuses the corporation of advertising meat and animal goods at a time when Christians are abstaining from them, and she is seeking compensation of 1,000 rubles ($14) for moral harm suffered.

Despite having fasted for 16 years, Ovchinnikova was unable to resist the advertisements and ended up ordering a burger at the local McDonald's.

"I had been fasting for a month at this time, but when I saw an advertising poster, I couldn't help myself and went to McDonald's and bought a cheeseburger," Ksenia Ovchinnikova wrote in her statement. 

"McDonald's' acts, in my opinion, are a breach of consumer protection laws. I request that the court investigate and, if a breach has occurred, order McDonald's LLC to compensate me for moral harm in the amount of 1,000 rubles."

According to Oddity Central, court sources told Zamoskvoretsky news service that the preliminary hearing on Ovchinnikova's claim has yet to be established.

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