October 24, 2021

McDonald’s apologizes after people said an ad supported Taiwan independence from China

McDonald’s apologizes after people said an ad supported Taiwan independence from China

McDonald’s apologizes after people said an ad supported Taiwan independence from China

January 21 2019
BY Lucy Handley

An ad from McDonald’s Taiwan that sparked a row about whether it showed support for the country’s independence from China has been withdrawn.

The commercial, broadcast on YouTube, showed a student’s exam admission ticket stating her nationality as Taiwanese. She drops the ticket on the street and it’s run over by a truck, before being washed clean by a water sprayer. The ad then rewinds and the student is shown eating an Egg McMuffin, known as a Man Fu Bao — which reportedly has a similar pronunciation in Mandarin to “full of good luck.”

People in China protested against the ad online, accusing the company of supporting an independent Taiwan, according to a report on the Focus Taiwan website on Saturday.

READ FULL ARTICLE

About Author

CNBC

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *