Racial hoax causes PR headache for McDonald’s

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  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    "Over the weekend, the photograph above circulated widely on the internet. The image shows what looks like an official McDonald's notice in the window of a restaurant, telling customers that blacks will be charged $1.50 extra "as an insurance measure due in part to a recent string of robberies."

    I must admit, when I read the fake notice I LOL'd for a second. But then i said "wow, that's really effed up". I'm amazed it actually caused a stir among people who didn't realize it was a hoax. Who would actually think mcdonalds would do that?
     

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    People who look at it as an opportunity to gain financially.
     
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    That piece of masking tape is what makes it legit.
     
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    Not to mention the phone number on the bottom is for KFC.
     
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    Whatever the amount, it would certainly cut down on the number of bums.
     
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    Let me guess op, you either tweeted this or saw that your friend did :rolleyes:

    Someone I know did an what gave it away (other than this would never be posted) is that piece of tape.

    Regardless, I have a feeling this will be a new trend! what store will get duped next!!
     
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    Yeah, those guys probably thought of flipping it on Kentucky Fried Chicken at first... do they sell watermelon there too, by the way?
     
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    No, but they should. :p
     
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    Nah, i don't use twitter.
     
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