McDonald’s in China has issued a sincere apology after a racist notice issued by the restaurant went viral.
A video shared on social media showed a notice that read: “We’ve been informed that from now on black people are not allowed to enter the restaurant.”
Reportedly, McDonald’s claims it closed the restaurant when it found out about the notice.
This incident took place in one of the branches located in Guangzhou as tensions soar between the locals and Africans.
According to BBC, hundreds of Africans in Guangzhou were evicted after online rumours that coronavirus was spreading among African people just last week.
China’s Guangzhou is known to be the hub for African traders buying and selling goods and is home to the largest African community in the country.
McDonald’s responded saying that the ban on colored people was “not representative of our inclusive values”.
“Immediately upon learning of an unauthorised communication to our guests at a restaurant in Guangzhou, we immediately removed the communication and temporarily closed the restaurant.”
The restaurant added that it had conducted “diversity and inclusion” training in the branch.
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