Twitter customers known as for a boycott of Taco Bell and different Yum! Brands eating places, making the hashtag #RIPTacoBell pattern globally, after a person mentioned he was fired from his job at a franchise in Youngstown, Ohio, for refusing to take away a face masks emblazoned with the slogan Black Lives Matter.
Denzel Skinner, who says he labored at Taco Bell for eight years, posted a video on Facebook Live wherein he tells somebody who seems to be a supervisor, “I’m not going to take it off ‘cause I’m standing up for what was right.”
People took to Twitter with posts tagged #RIPTacoBell, accusing the chain of hypocrisy for taking part in Black Out Tuesday.
Skinner, who didn’t reply to a request for remark, posted a Facebook Live video wherein protesters chant: “Black lives matter! I won’t take it off!”
A consultant from Taco Bell advised Forbes, “We believe Black Lives Matter. We were disappointed to learn about the incident that took place in Youngstown, OH. We take this very seriously; we have been working closely with our franchisee that operates this location to address the issue.”
The firm didn’t affirm whether or not Skinner was fired or whether or not his masks violated firm coverage, because the offscreen supervisor within the video states.
Here’s what the #RIPTacoBell motion appears like on Twitter:
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