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FACT CHECK: Did McDonald’s post this tweet saying overweight people don’t exist?

to the image shared on instagram shows a screenshot of a McDonald’s tweet purportedly claiming that overweight people don’t exist.

Verdict: False

This is not a genuine tweet from McDonald’s. Such comments do not appear on the network’s social media accounts.

Fact check:

McDonald’s has been ordered to face a $10 billion lawsuit from media mogul Byron Allen over claims of racial stereotyping, according to nbc news. The suit alleges that the fast-food giant refused to advertise in black-owned media and deemed Allen’s networks “ineligible,” the outlet reported.

The Instagram photo, which received more than 400 likes, reportedly shows a tweet from McDonald’s claiming that “overweight people don’t exist.” The photo was also published on Twitterwhere he got more than 1300 retweets.

“The term ‘obese’ and the BMI scale were created by settler institutions and are inherently anti-black,” the alleged tweet reads. “’Overweight’ people do not exist, there is no body type that determines how other bodies should look. Please don’t give fatphobia a seat at your table.”

This is not a genuine tweet from McDonald’s. The post cannot be found in the verified restaurant chain. Twitter, Facebook either Instagram accounts closest File, Archive of the page, dated September 9, does not show the tweet in question. They do not exist credible news reports to prove that this is a genuine tweet from McDonald’s. (RELATED: Did McDonald’s Show Queen Elizabeth II’s Obituary in a Restaurant Kiosk?)

Check Your Fact has reached out to McDonald’s for comment and will update this article accordingly if it receives one.

This isn’t the first time misinformation about McDonald’s has been spread online. Check Your Fact previously debunked a claim that McDonald’s accidentally distributed 5,000 Happy Meals containing a condom in 2010.


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