On Friday, McDonalds attracted global backlash after its Israel account released statements announcing free food for the Israel Defense Force (IDF) and other soldiers. #BoycottMcdonalds began trending globally, and many twitter users declared they were no longer supporting the fast food franchise.
Several outlets from Pakistan, Turkey and Lebanon have released statements on their Instagram accounts where they have distanced themselves from the Israeli brand.
Pakistan’s McDonalds wrote they were not affiliated with the Israeli brand, stressing that the brand made decisions in respect with their own country.
Meanwhile, McDonalds Turkey, in their statement, condemned the support for Israel and announced they were donating aid worth $1 million dollars to the people of Gaza.
After several unverified reports claimed the McDonalds franchise in Lebanon was attacked and raided by Palestine supporters, the franchise posted a statement disassociating themselves from the Israeli branch.