McDonald’s Accused of ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Over New Menu Item

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McDonald’s has come under fire for “cultural appropriation” this week after the launch of its festive menu…


But not everyone is seeing it that way.

Opinions are seriously divided online following the launch of McDonald’s highly anticipated Christmassy selection.

The fast-food giant always knocks it out of the park with its Christmas-themed selection but, this year, things have gone a little ship-shaped.

And includes items such as the double Big Mac, cheese-melt dippers, and a “Celebrations” McFlurry for dessert.

And that’s the new Jerk Chicken sandwich.

It features 2 crispy Chicken Selects topped with a spicy jerk sauce, bacon, pepper jack cheese, onion, and lettuce in a sourdough bun.

Well, it’s fully authentic, according to the fast-food chain itself. As per their website, their sauce includes tomato paste, Habanero chilli puree, caramelised sugar syrup, spices, garlic, ginger, and basil.

Descendants of Africans who were enslaved in the Caribbean islands.

While some are excited about the burger, many have slammed it as been “culturally inappropriate.”

But they are yet to respond.

Is the fast-food chain wrong for including the Jamaican delicacy? Or should they be more inclusive of different cuisines? For more on McDonald’s festive antics, keep scrolling to watch their tear-jerking new Christmas commercial…