McDonald's is doing it's best to stop a nasty rumor that it will be charging African American's an extra $1.50 for service "due to a recent string of robberies." After a prankster's racist picture goes viral.
The picture began circulating on twitter under the hash tag #seriouslymcdonalds over the past several days, prompting the food chain to quickly issue a statement.
"That pic is a senseless & ignorant hoax McD’s values ALL our customers. Diversity runs deep in our culture on both sides of the counter," the company wrote on their twitter page.
The rumor hasn't died easily however, leaving the company officials worried enough that they fired off an official statement to Mashable.com.
“The sign is obviously a hoax. As a company and a brand we have a long and proud history of diversity inclusion across our system on both sides of the counter," Rick Wion, McDonald’s director of social media said. “From our management crew, franchisees — across the board, we’re very proud of our record of diversity. This is unfortunately an example of how rumors can outspeed the truth. Over the last 48 hours we’ve been tweeting and striving to clarify that this is a hoax.”