McDonald’s new burger saw an insult to an entire nation

McDonald’s, an international fast food chain, has been accused of cultural appropriation over a Jamaican spice dish. The Daily Mail reports.

New Jamaican Chicken burger from the Christmas menu has received mixed reactions from consumers. The main component of the national dish is the jerk seasoning, invented by the indigenous tribes of Jamaica Taino and Maron (descendants of Africans who were enslaved in the Caribbean).

The main ingredients of the spice are allspice, chili flakes, ginger, salt, brown sugar, garlic, thyme, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Users saw an insult to an entire people in a new dish. In their opinion, the restaurant in a dominant manner has appropriated an element of the culture of the oppressed people. “They don’t respect the culture”, “Who approved this burger?” “but there is not a single McDonald’s in Jamaica,” they said.

However, others sided with the fast food chain and began to defend it in the comments below the publication. “I am Jamaican, and I am not in the least offended. There is nothing to be offended at!”, “So we can only eat food that belongs to our own culture? Then only the British can eat beef toast and Yorkshire pudding. I cook Italian , Indian, Turkish, Chinese food at home. And what are they going to do with it? And what next, the food police? It’s so stupid that it defies explanation, “” What nonsense … I’m already tired of all this nonsense, “they wrote users.

Earlier in November, McDonald’s announced to develop its own plant-based meat substitute … The burger containing vegan cutlets will be called McPlant. The company did not indicate in which countries it intends to prepare the novelty, noting that it depends on consumer demand.