Racist Note from McDonalds?
Well, by now, most of us have seen this crazy TwitPic that made us all do a double-take. What!? Is McDonald’s really telling it’s employees to charge customers additional fees for being black!? Something about this image just seemed a little strange though, and while it could very well have been authentic (yes, corporations aren’t much smarter than the average guy), you’ll be relieved to discover that it’s a fake. To verify, just call the 800 number at the bottom of the notice. Surprisingly, it will connect you to the KFC customer service hotline. Even more to the point though, McDonald’s flat out denies that they have anything to do with this image and I’m inclined to believe them.
In my experience, McDonald’s is one of the only corporations that promotes women, people with disabilities and people of color with any regularity. I wouldn’t put it past a few of the managers I’ve seen, but for McDonald’s overall, this seems a bit out there. According to several sources, this same image circulated the web last year and was proved a hoax, so it’s not new. I guess it just goes to show that you have to check your facts before you buy into every story on the web. Bravo to everyone who’s trying to make their voice heard on topics like this though…social media has power! There’s nothing better than taking action against these types of issues, but a word of caution…double check it first. ;)
Wow…I think I have a pretty good theory about who’s pushing the racist McDonald’s image. Have you seen the “Racist McDonald’s Commercial” on YouTube? I won’t post it here because it’s very offensive, but it’s interesting how they mention the words #SeriouslyMcDonalds at the end. What do you think? Hint: look for channel “THEOFFICIALNCAA”
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