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KENTUCKYREDBONE 06-13-2011 06:31 PM

Racial hoax causes PR headache for McDonald's!
 
PrintBack to story .Racial hoax causes PR headache for McDonald’s
By Zachary Roth zachary Roth
2 hrs 28 mins ago

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An online hoax that falsely suggests McDonald's discriminates against African-American customers is causing a PR headache for the Golden Arches.

Over the weekend, the photograph above circulated widely on the internet. The image shows what looks like an official McDonald's notice in the window of a restaurant, telling customers that blacks will be charged $1.50 extra "as an insurance measure due in part to a recent string of robberies."

Many internet users retweeted the photo, using the words "Seriously McDonald's," to express their disapproval of the burger chain.

In response, McDonald's sent a tweet of its own on Saturday: "That pic is a senseless & ignorant hoax McD's values ALL our customers. Diversity runs deep in our culture on both sides of the counter."

But that clearly wasn't enough to clear things up, because Twitter users continued to send out the picture, with that same message of condemnation: "Seriously McDonald's." Indeed, so many people sent "Seriously McDonald's" Tweets that the phrase became a leading entry on Twitter's trend list.

That led to a second, blunter McTweet, on Sunday: "That Seriously McDonalds picture is a hoax."

The latest pushback effort seems to have helped keep the photo from spreading too much further--but there's no telling how many people out there still think the photo is for real.

This is hardly the only recent barrage of negative publicity for the burger behemoth--some of it more justified. McDonalds CEO Jim Skinner recently was forced to defend the company's renewed use of the Ronald McDonald mascot to appeal to children, after critics said the restaurant's fat-laden burgers and fries endanger kids' health.

It's not clear who created the hoax image. It appears to have first showed up on the popular 4chan message board, and it was posted last year on an anti-McDonald's blog.

But there's no doubt it's fake. As some Twitter users have pointed out, the toll-free number given at the bottom of the sign is actually the number for ... Kentucky Fried Chicken.

(Photo via yFrog)


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flo 06-13-2011 06:43 PM

It's probably the same idiots who are protesting at McDs and want Ronald out.

These people seriously need to get a life.

Chris F 06-13-2011 07:20 PM

What I found funny was the fact the used Masking tape to put it on the window. No company not ran by a mom and pop use masking tape for official signs. It is unprofessional and look really tacky. So that should have been a clue but sadly the internet lackeys probably have not worked a day of their life and did not know any better.

KENTUCKYREDBONE 06-14-2011 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by flo (Post 169277)
It's probably the same idiots who are protesting at McDs and want Ronald out.

These people seriously need to get a life.

On this it looks like we think to much alike!

Country Breakfast 06-14-2011 02:30 AM

Seriously??:laugh:

flo 06-14-2011 05:04 AM

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Originally Posted by KENTUCKYREDBONE (Post 169314)
On this it looks like we think to much alike!

Great minds think alike, Kentucky! :happydancing:

County Mike 06-14-2011 12:31 PM

Newsflash: People are dumb.

KENTUCKYREDBONE 06-14-2011 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by flo (Post 169331)
Great minds think alike, Kentucky! :happydancing:

You do make a good point!

rearnakedchoke 06-14-2011 04:42 PM

there is no doubting that mcDonalds is discriminatory .. but not against blacks but gingers ... what are they saying?? they are all thiefs????

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2J5KtWSIXn...hamburglar.jpg

rockdawg21 06-14-2011 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke (Post 169351)
there is no doubting that mcDonalds is discriminatory .. but not against blacks but gingers ... what are they saying?? they are all thiefs????

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2J5KtWSIXn...hamburglar.jpg

LOL! Or maybe that all gingers are clowns?

http://goldmanmccormick.com/prinsigh...d-pics-070.jpg


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