McDonald's Apologizes For Lynching Halloween Decoration

October 30, 2019

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A McDonald’s in Massachusetts is apologizing after a customer said its Halloween decorations depicted a lynching.

The North Andover location used a decoration that displayed a person lingering from a tree attached by the neck, local news organization Patch reported. Jack-O-Lanterns surrounded the body. 

A customer told the outlet the decoration was close to the register. 

“We deeply regret that these decorations were on display, and as soon as we identified the inappropriate content, we immediately removed the decorations display,” owner Chuck Lietz said in a statement, according to the report. “Creating an environment that is welcoming and inclusive to all our guests and employees is critically important to us, and we apologize for any unintended offense they may have had on our community."

It’s unclear who purchased the decorations. 

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