China: McDonald's apologizes for racist sign posted in one of its restaurants in Guangzhou

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21 April 2020

China: McDonald's apologizes for racist sign posted in one of its restaurants in Guangzhou

Author: Newsweek

“MCDONALD'S APOLOGIZES FOR SIGN BANNING BLACK PEOPLE FROM ONE OF THEIR RESTAURANTS IN CHINA”, 14 April 2020

McDonald's apologized… for a racist sign posted in one of its restaurants in China.

A McDonald's restaurant in China's southwestern port city of Guangzhou posted a laminated sign that read, "Notice: We've been informed that from now on black people are not allowed to enter the restaurant."

"For the sake of your health consciously notify the local police for medical isolation, please understand the inconvenience caused," the sign advised black patrons.

McDonald's has since removed the sign, closed down the location and issued a statement that the sign was "not representative of our inclusive values."

"McDonald's China apologizes unreservedly to the individual and our customers," McDonald's spokeswoman, Regina Hui said… McDonald's has since pledged to use the sign incident to "further educate managers and employees on our values, which includes serving all members of the communities in which we operate."

Newsweek has reached out to McDonald's. The company hadn't responded by the time of publication…

Guangzhou has China's largest African community of about 4,500 individuals. Over the past two weeks, African residents say they've faced forced evictions, rejections from hotels, involuntary testing without results and sequestration into two-week long quarantines even if they test negative for the virus, haven't recently traveled or had no contact with any individuals known to be infected with COVID-19…

 

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« Noirs n'ont pas le droit d'entrer": McDonald's présente ses excuses en Chine suite à des discriminations sur fond de coronavirus », 14 avril 2020

McDonald's a dû présenter des excuses pour avoir interdit aux Noirs l'entrée d'un de ses restaurants du sud de la Chine, où des Africains se plaignent de discriminations sur fond de lutte contre le coronavirus. Après plusieurs cas positifs au Covid-19 parmi la communauté nigériane de la métropole de Canton, des Africains se sont dit victimes d'expulsions, d'interdictions d'entrer dans des commerces, de placements en quarantaine et de dépistages abusifs.

L'Union africaine a fait part samedi de son "extrême préoccupation"...

La chaîne américaine de restauration rapide a présenté des excuses et un des ses porte-parole a précisé mardi à l'AFP que l'établissement avait été fermé temporairement dimanche pour une séance de formation du personnel...

 

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