McDonald’s head honcho Chris Kempczinski is under fire over a text message he sent to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot about shootings in the city that critics say was “racist” and “ignorant.”
Protesters say the message — sent on April 19 but revealed Tuesday — appeared to blame parents who “failed” their children.
“p.s. tragic shootings in last week, both at our restaurant yesterday and with Adam Toldeo [sic]. With both, the parents failed those kids which I know is something you can’t say. Even harder to fix,” he said, according to WBEZ Chicago, which obtained the text through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The text was sent shortly after Lightfoot had visited the McDonald’s headquarters and appeared to be referring to the deaths of Jaslyn Adams, 7, who was killed the day before the text in her father’s car outside a Chicago area McDonald’s, and Adam Toledo, 13, who was fatally shot by police the month prior. . .
Activist groups are reportedly planning a protest Wednesday outside the McDonald’s headquarters. (Read more from “McDonald’s CEO’s Text to Chicago Mayor Sparks ‘Racism’ Protest” HERE)
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