‘I let myself down’: McDonald’s boss apologises for sending ‘racist’ text after child shootings

The chief executive of McDonald’s has apologised after activists said a text he sent about shootings in Chicago was “ignorant, racist and unacceptable”.

After a black girl and a Hispanic boy were fatally shot earlier this year in Chicago, Chris Kempczinski had written in a text message that the deaths were “tragic”, adding that “with both, the parents failed those kids which I know is something you can’t say. Even harder to fix”.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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