Toronto—Burger King and McDonald’s are facing controversy over the messages they posted on Twitter in favour of the military action taken by Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, several messages were posted by fast-food chains on Twitter and Instagram by Azerbaijan’s franchisees.
The national branches of Azerbaijan of burger king and McDonald’s posted in a series of posts over Twitter and Instagram regarding the support they make for the deadly fighting taking place in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The post on Twitter and Instagram have been deleted by the fast-food chains.
The franchisee in Azerbaijan has removed their posts said the McDonalds corporation spokesperson to CTVnews.ca.
The fast-food giant Burger king’s spokesperson did not respond to the request for comment while they have removed the content they posted mentioning the conflict over Twitter and Instagram.
Shortly after the content was posted and spotted on by the social media, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) called for the boycott of McDonald’s until they support for Azerbaijan’s military action.
In 2018 a human right policy has been followed by McDonald’s in the line with the United Nations, which consists of some rules and regulations regarding business and human rights. Under that domain, there is a clause that the business entity would not indulge in any sort of violation of fundamental human rights.
It’s a surprise that McDonald’s is indulging itself in that kind of military conflict, where human rights atrocities are taking place.
Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is requesting a public apology from companies like McDonald’s and Burger King.
Both the countries are destructively fighting even after the US intervened for the ceasefire, this territorial conflict is going on furiously in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Nagorno-Karabakh is located in Azerbaijan and ethnicity in that particular area is mostly Armenians. It has been controlled over by Armenian forces, as it has a population mostly Armenians. The Armenian forces are backed by Russians forces, as in 1994 the Russians brokered a ceasefire deal between the Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan to a ceasefire from that time it is controlled by the Armenian forces.
The latest fight which ignited on September 27 involved heavy artillery, drones, and rockets, this conflict has been the biggest start in the region since the last world war ended.