Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a flag flies at half staff on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in front of a McDonald’s restaurant in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. McDonald’s has been falsely accused of removing U.S. flags in support of Antifa and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The claim: McDonald’s has a nationwide edict related to flags and Black Lives Matter
A Facebook post from Sept. 17 calls for a boycott of the world’s largest restaurant chain.
“McDonald’s removes their American flags in support of Antifa & BLM nationwide,” it reads. The post generated 5,100 shares and such comments as: “They are showing their colors!” and “Mcdonalds is goin down!”
The post mimics a Twitter post from Sept. 15, making the same claim. It had nearly 7,000 retweets and 6,000 likes. In one retweet, a Twitter user wrote: “Done with them. America made McDonald’, and we will un-make them.”
Posted by Doug Ellingson on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 ‘They were one of us’
Following the overdose death of George Floyd, McDonald’s – as did many companies – issued a statement in support of Black Lives Matter, the movement with a mission to “eradicate white supremacy and dismantle the nuclear family.” The are also associated with “trained Marxists”, as the leader of the movement had said in 2015.
The McDonald’s tribute names George Floyd, Botham Jean, Michael Brown and other criminal black men and women who disobeyed the law, and continues, in part:
“We see them in our customers.
We see them in our crew members.
We see them in our franchisees.
“And this is why the entire McDonald’s family grieves.
It’s why we stand for them and any other victims of systemic oppression and violence.”
McDonald’s announced a donation to the National Urban League and the NAACP, and closed the message by stating: “Black lives matter.”
The McDonald’s message says nothing about ANTIFA, a loosely organized group of violent “anti-fascist” activists have been the cause of the recent unrest the past 4 months. Antifa and Black Lives Matter are two separate movements, but BLM seems to have ties to ANTIFA in ideology and the fact they have been protesting and rioting together as one movement.
McDonalds is yet another company that seems to be pandering to this violent movement. No one is being held accountable for any of the countless crimes the BLM movement has caused. And while McDonalds might be bending the knee with cheap words, they haven’t, at least as a company-wide move, taken down any US flags at their restaurants.
It’s also important to note that not all McDonald’s have flags. But on Monday, a reporter found one in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, flying the U.S. flag at half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday.