McDonalds is facing a worldwide boycott after the fast food giant’s Israeli franchise provided free food to IDF soldiers while the Israeli army bombarded Gaza. Now the company’s Mauritius franchise has come under fire after it posted what users thought was an insensitive Halloween picture.
In the now deleted image, fries dripping with ketchup are positioned to resemble a bloody hand. The caption reads: “Forget the freights. Savour the flavours!”
McDonalds Mauritius just posted this on instagram after everyone started to boycott them, this company advocates for genocide and human suffering. pic.twitter.com/QSPwzselzu— 🍕ꇙꋬ꒒ (@Salsupreme1) November 2, 2023
Social media users expressed their outrage.
The arrogance https://t.co/Sd9uHepJTl— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) November 2, 2023
which idiot in their marketing team suggested this kind of ad amidst people calling them mcgenocide lol— sami's fan 🍀 (@sylmaroon) November 3, 2023
"forget the frights of b0mbs getting blown off, savour the flavours of palestinians' blood we helped kill" ? https://t.co/GG0EBADksR
They dropped their mask off, blatantly telling people to forget about their morals and just eat their food to fund israel. https://t.co/T08SnZgf4D— Neo || 🇵🇸 (@Neo_ALA_) November 3, 2023
Previously, the McDonald’s franchise in the UK was criticised for hiding the replies in their comments demanding the organisation to withdraw their support for Israel.
mcdonalds uk is hiding replies that are calling out their support of isr*el. i think that says enough about where they stand in all of this. put your money where your mouth is #CeaseFireInGaza #CeasefireNOW https://t.co/F4DeMPA2NF— gia 🗯️ (@hiyorihug) October 28, 2023