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.
Now, the festive menu is usually met with nothing but excitement.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.
Over in the United Kingdom, the festive menu launched on November 18th...
However, there's one item that's caused a little bit of controversy...
But what exactly makes up the new burger?It features 2 crispy Chicken Selects topped with a spicy jerk sauce, bacon, pepper jack cheese, onion, and lettuce in a sourdough bun.
And as for the jerk sauce?
Jerk chicken is believed to have come from is believed by historians to come from indigenous Taino people and Maroons...Descendants of Africans who were enslaved in the Caribbean islands.
So, because of this, opinions are seriously divided over the menu's newest addition.
They aren't impressed...
Mcdonalds with a Jerk Chicken burger? At Christmas? Who do they think they are?— bella (@bella)1606135935.0
Who approved McDonalds’ jerk chicken sandwich?— socialite distancing. (@socialite distancing.)1605971543.0
Someone needs to let @McDonalds know their new 'jerk chicken' sandwhich, is definitely, not, jerk chicken— Genie?? (@Genie??)1605715889.0
Don't know why I fell for that piss poor excuse of a Jerk Chicken burger from @McDonalds @McDonaldsEurope just adde… https://t.co/nwQfjunxFM— ThePoeticIntrovert ???? (@ThePoeticIntrovert ????)1605812185.0
However, other's don't see any issue with incorporating a different culture into the menu.
@Merk_Gang How is it in any fucking way racist? Isn’t that how culture SPREADS in a non-violent way? By other cultu… https://t.co/4c0zKCYtcL— Muscules and Thigh Experience (@Muscules and Thigh Experience)1598831648.0
@GSpellchecker The entire claim of ‘cultural appropriation’ is ridiculous. But worse is the base assumption that no… https://t.co/YMqV1Nsn1Y— Stuart Fotheringham (@Stuart Fotheringham)1606399847.0
@DailyMirror An american mcdonalds Hamburger is cultural appropriation because it’s origin is Germany so there’s that— oj wakeup (@oj wakeup)1606320351.0