A video that has gone viral has now seen restaurant chain McDonald’s responding.
A McDonald’s in Guangzhou, China has temporarily closed after banning Black people from entering the restaurant.
The video…which we have inserted for you to see shows a sign that was posted in the restaurant informing Blacks that they could not enter has allegedly sparked international outrage. Now, the fast food giant is responding to the controversy.
Again, for those who still doubt that Black people and particularly #AfricansinChina are being targeted we feel it is our duty to share this. A sign at a @McDonalds restaurant seems to make this perfectly clear pic.twitter.com/FaveKrdQHi— Black Livity China (@BlackLivityCN) April 11, 2020
“We’ve been informed that from now on black people are not allowed to enter the restaurant,” the sign read. “For the sake of your health, consciously notify the local police for medical isolation, please understand the inconvenience caused.”
McDonald’s has since apologized, saying it was “not representative of our inclusive values.”
“Immediately upon learning of an unauthorized communication to our guests at a restaurant in Guangzhou, we immediately removed the communication and temporarily closed the restaurant,” McDonald’s said in a statement.