Sunday, December 5, 2021

McDonald’s in China Temporarily Closes Location After Blacks Banned Due to COVID-19 [VIDEO]

*A McDonald’s in Guangzhou, China has temporarily closed after banning Black people from entering the restaurant. 

A  viral video showing 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. 

“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.”

Peep video of the sign below. 

As reported by The YBF, while the Guangzhou location is closed, the company will “further educate managers and employees on our values, which includes serving all members of the communities in which we operate.”

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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.

According to numerous reports and online personal accounts, Africans and Black Americans are being denied access to hotels, apartments, supermarkets, and public transport in China to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Only five Nigerians have tested positive for the virus, the South China Morning Post reports

The U.S. Consulate General in China has reportedly advised Black Americans to “avoid the Guangzhou metropolitan area until further notice.” 

In related news, wet markets in Wuhan, China have reopened. 

The deadly coronavirus was traced back to a wet market in the city, the epicenter of the outbreak. .

Following the lift of the coronavirus lockdown, more than 90% of the stalls resumed business.

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison blasted the World Health Organization for supporting the reopening of the wet markets.

“I think that’s unfathomable, frankly. We need to protect the world against potential sources of outbreaks of these types of viruses,” Morrison told the Nine Network television station. “It’s happened too many times. I’m totally puzzled by this decision. We don’t have them here in Australia, and I’m just puzzled by that decision,” he added.

Watch his interview below:

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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