China has experienced a lot of negative media coverage over the past few months, and unfortunately, it looks set to continue.
As China prepares to lift all lockdown precautions, a new viral video has surfaced showing a sign which bans black people from entering a McDonald's.
This footage has left viewers shocked, and now McDonald's has finally responded...
China has recently been sitting in the hot seat for a while now.
via: ShutterstockAnd over the past few months, negative press surrounding the country has soared.
China has come under fire previously...
via: ShutterstockThe country's treatment of the Uighur Muslim community has been viewed by some as discriminatory.
And it is not just this minority group that has been treated differently.
via: ShutterstockIt seems now, things have taken a turn for the worse for other minority groups.
A shocking video has been taking over the internet which has led to a burst of outrage.
via: ShutterstockAs lockdown measures are being slowly lifted throughout the country, people are trying to go back to their daily lives. However, it seems a discriminatory myth has emerged, effecting black people living in China.
This news comes after a recent alleged incident.
via: ShutterstockAfrican officials decided to confront China over racist mistreatment of Africans in the Chinese city of Guangzhou and other regions throughout the country.
As the virus continues to sweep the nation, black people living in China have faced more discrimination than ever.
On Saturday, the US embassy was given some concerning information...
However, Chen Yongqiu, Deputy Chief Police Officer of Guangzhou, told the press this:
PRC #Canton province, Guangzhou records #WuhanCoronaVirus cases, at least 5 #Nigerians tested positive prompt shutd… https://t.co/sRJeImu4Xv— Nikki😷 (@Nikki😷)1586381036.0
New rules and regulations have come about as an outcome of China coming out of lockdown.
via: TwitterOne McDonald's in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, has been temporarily shut down after it banned black people from entering the premises.
The video circulating online shows a customer holding a disgusting sign...
via: TwitterIt reads: "We've been informed from now on black people are not allowed to enter the restaurant."
And you'll never believe the reason behind it...
via: TwitterIt seems there has been a false myth circulating in China surrounding people of African heritage, insinuating that they are spreading the virus.
Obviously, people have been left shocked and outraged by the footage.
@BBCWorld Sick mind peoples always having discriminating attitudes.— MFE (@MFE)1586860054.0
This user proposed this idea...
@BBCWorld Can we disown China from the world— Nicholson (@Nicholson)1586860073.0
Another user shared this shocking image:
@BBCWorld This image made me very angry https://t.co/jsmyK4XG33— Alexnjia (@Alexnjia)1586862047.0
While another shared this disgusting video:
@alexnjia @BBCWorld This is nothing compared of their museum that they have, comparing Africans to animals calling… https://t.co/zwYOG4ehYO— Ivory 🐻🍓 (@Ivory 🐻🍓)1586863820.0
These views are highly dangerous, not to mention inhumane.
@BBCWorld Even in 21st century racism exists. Mind boggling.— Ring Out The Old, Ring In The New 🙂🇬🇧 (@Ring Out The Old, Ring In The New 🙂🇬🇧)1586859910.0
Some people have gone to extreme lengths...I know this behavior cannot be condoned, but there's no point fighting hate with more hate. We need understanding and change.
The footage itself is shocking.
Again, for those who still doubt that Black people and particularly #AfricansinChina are being targeted we feel it… https://t.co/mPmZc2BIzs— Black Livity China (@Black Livity China)1586622584.0
McDonald's has now spoken out on the issue:
via: Shutterstock"As a brand, as a company and as more than 2.2 million people serving nearly 120 countries around the world, this is not representative of our inclusive values," the statement read.
via: Shutterstock"Immediately upon learning of an unauthorized communication to our guests at a restaurant in Guangzhou, we immediately removed the communication and temporarily closed the restaurant."