[Daily Mail] This hoax picture, posted on the internet and passed on by email and Twitter, is causing problems for fast food giant McDonald’s. Some people found it funny and passed it on with comments – others found it racist and passed it on with abuse aimed at the fast food giant. McDonald’s is not charging its African-American customers an extra $1.50 ‘as an insurance measure due in part to a recent string of robberies’, but the company is having a hard time suppressing the libel. The New York-based gossip website Gawker reports that the prank picture is old. It began recirculating a few days ago, this time by Twitter, appearing on twitpic, tweeted and retweeted with the words ‘Seriously McDonalds’. However, some were quickly wise to the fake. One Twitter user commented: ‘We called that 800 number you see at the bottom of the sign, and it connected to the KFC Customer Satisfaction Hotline.’ On Saturday, McDonald’s stated in a tweet of its own: ‘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.’ And, in an official statement, Rick Wion, McDonald’s director of social media reiterated: ‘The sign is obviously a hoax. As a company and a brand we have a long and proud history of diversity inclusion across our system on both sides of the counter. ‘From our management crew, franchisees – across the board, we’re very proud of our record of diversity. This is unfortunately an example of how rumors can outspeed the truth. ‘Over the last 48 hours we’ve been tweeting and striving to clarify that this is a hoax.’ The picture has now been removed from Twitpic.
I don’t understand this philosophy at all. McDonald’s obviously knows that African-Americans can’t afford the extra charge, so all they’re doing is losing their black customers. They’ll never step foot inside another McDon…ohhhhhh. You sly sons of bitches. I’m with you now. Well played. But if you’re going to charge a tax for thievery, you might as well charge a brawl tax too. If I’ve learned anything from watching World Star Hip Hop videos it’s that (fast food restaurant) + (minorities) = (all out knock down drag out brawl). Shit gets absolutely destroyed. I wouldn’t be mad at McDonalds in the least if they started enforcing these taxes either. If it costs me an extra buck and a half to be able to eat questionable patties of meat in an environment where I don’t have to worry about my wallet being stolen or some fat broad tossing my table at some other heifer, then sign me up yesterday. But wait… what’s this that just popped in my inbox:
Wow. Not only do they want to keep the blacks out, but now they’re trying to ban the Gays too. Kind of fucked up really. Unless of course they’re just trying stop the spreading of the high five (high five –> hi 5 –> hi V –> HIV… you with me now?). Then it’s actually pretty honorable. No blacks or AIDS, no brawls or robberies. All of a sudden McDonald’s sounds like a pretty great place to eat (minus the actual food part). You know who isn’t banned under these new rules? Fake AIDS lady from yesterday’s post. And after the heist she pulled off, she sure as shit can afford to order off the regular menu now. No more McDoubles and small fries off the dollar menu for her. Give her a Big Mac meal super-sized with a side of cheeseburgers and some chicken nuggets for dessert.