[caption id="attachment_72534" align="aligncenter" width="120"] McDonald's Japan homeless ban[/caption]Japanese McDonald's Apologizes for Homeless Ban
Tokyo, Japan - A branch of McDonald's in the nation’s capital city has been forced to issue a public apology for a sign management posted in the entry which explicitly affirmed the right of management to refuse entry & service to anyone not wearing appropriate attire & fostering acceptable hygiene. The sign listed examples of those denied entry among which was homelessness.
Apparently, the sign officially banned homeless people for one year. While it is uncertain what the one-year ban on homeless people would accomplish (any problem they cause due to hygiene would still be an issue one-year from now), the negative attention the sign began to draw on the internet compelled the branch to taken down the original sign and apologize.
The new sign basically affirms the same right to refuse service, but no longer explicitly lists homeless people as an example. It should be noted that in Japan, a nation of 126 million people, there are only 8,265 homeless people according to government statistics. So unless this particular branch of the fast food giant happens to be located in the vicinity where most of the Japan's homeless live, the government may be underreporting the number of the nation's homeless.
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