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Social media posts have accused McDonald’s of taking down American flags in support of Black Lives Matter and antifa. The company says that is “not true.”

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McDonald’s has recently faced backlash after social media posts accused the company of taking down American flags at their fast-food restaurants in support of Black Lives Matter and Antifa, an umbrella term for far-left anti-fascism groups.

The rumor appears to have originated from a Sept. 15 tweet by user @Ron4Trump38, and has since spread to Facebook with the call to action “#boycottMcDonalds.” The @Ron4Trump38 account is a self-identified “[t]ruther,” a title synonymous with conspiracy theorists.

In a statement to FactCheck.org, McDonald’s USA stated that the company “unequivocally stands behind the need for equality and social justice, and these rumors [about the American flag] are not true.”

On June 3, McDonald’s tweeted a short clip listing the names of Black victims of police brutality. Among other messages, the clip stated “we stand for them and any other victims of systemic oppression and violence,” and the company announced it would be donating $1 million to the National Urban League and the NAACP. However, the post didn’t mention Black Lives Matter or Antifa.

It’s unclear why the social media posts have targeted McDonald’s, but there is no evidence for the claim that the fast-food chain removed American flags in support of Black Lives Matter and Antifa. And the company has said the accusation is false.

20 thoughts on “McDonald’s and the American Flag”
  1. Did McDonald’s list the names of WHITE people that were brutalized or killed by police. I din’t think so this BLM is so racist it stinks. I take it White Lives Don’t Matter to them so we will be going elsewhere from now on. Maybe the fascist BLM Antifa crowd can keep them in business…or maybe burn it down

  2. As for McD’s and their support of naacp I could care less. Who they donate money to is their business. If they trounce the Stars and Stripes of the country that gave them the start in business. That I would have an issue with. Not much more than boycotting the fast food restaurant is what I could do. Along with asking my friends to comply with the boycott. Which as Americans, I’m sure they would.

  3. It is TRUE ,,,, McDonalds took the American flag down in my town and across the river in that town,, that flag is down too !!!!!

  4. Will not be going to McDonald’s until they fly The American Flag & prove they are not lying!!! (which I think is the case)

  5. Because you have taken the side to over throw our nation–last visit was my last –You will possibly loose lots of business for taking the side of the criminals. From what I have heard and read–no more use of your stores as far as I am concerned in the USA–I am A Retire USAF GI–and will do the same to ask my friends to stop using your facilities.

  6. They forget where their customers come from aIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII of us.
    We are not Perfect, best crop I ever got had some bad ears so I remove them and go on that’s life. You forget the majority thats tries to do right to others.
    Every Life Matters. Western Civilization destroyed slavery. Give them a chance . American Native, Black , white, Hispanet, Asian , We need each other.
    THAT IS WHAT THE FLAG Means to me.

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