Woman vents her fury over ‘pro-Israel’ McChicken burger

Woman in US outlet claims the sandwich wrapper supported the killing of kids


Blue and white internal wrapping of the McChicken burger (Credit: Social media)

A woman visiting a McDonald’s outlet in the US complained to staff that the colour of a McChicken wrapper conveyed tacit support for the “killing of Palestinian kids”.

In a video that went viral on social media on Friday, the woman declares herself “starving”, finishes off her meal in her car and then pulls out her phone to express her fury. In her clip, she says: “Conveniently, McDonald’s changed their packaging.

“What does that resemble?” she asks the viewer rhetorically.

Entering the shop, she approaches an unwitting employee and asks: “What is this?”

“This one,” the employee asks, “it’s a McChicken wrapper.”
“But why is it blue and white?”

“Honestly, I don’t know,” he claims.

“I think you do know. This is in support of Israel.”

The McDonald’s employee meekly attempts to explain that the packaging has been like that for over two months because the branch ran out of the regular-coloured ones, to which the woman says: “No, I don’t think so. This is obviously in support of Israel.”

“No, I mean we actually had that for a while, though,” the employee responds.

“I know this is not your fault because you’re an employee, but I think this is disgusting for them to do this, and I know you in your heart, you know in your heart that this is clearly what this wrapper is for.”

“I mean I didn’t know that, though.”

“I’m explaining it to you,” she persists, “this is what it’s for, this is the colour of their flag, this is clearly what they’re doing and what they’re showing to people, and I think it’s disgusting.”

Dragging a second unwilling employee into the fray, the woman says, while tapping her finger: “This is in support to kill Palestinian kids, this wrapping,”

“I’m just really upset that I got my order, and I got this flag for my wrapping, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s upset and who’s shocked to come to the drive-through and to receive this wrapping.”

She goes on: “I really advise you to go back to your original wrapping and if they’re forcing you to do this, this is gonna be known.

“I’m not trying to be rude to you, I’m just really upset that I see this. So this, you’re giving me a McChicken sandwich supporting the killing of kids, and I hope you don’t feel good about that. I hope, I hope.”

The woman, who filmed the incident and posted it online, added that she want to “make a big deal out of it.

“I was really shocked when I saw that, and it really hurt my feelings seeing that I’m Palestinian, and even if I’m not Palestinian.”

“It’s still like a big deal,” the sympathetic worker interjects.

“That’s atrocious. I cannot believe I even seen that (sic), and um, please throw it away.”

In a statement, McDonald’s said the wrapper was a “generic one that has been used for years in some McDonald’s restaurants across markets for special orders, limited-edition products, or temporary shortages of designated wrappers,” and none of the colour choices were intended to make any political statements.

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