The fast-food chain wanted to adopt “individual cabins” for the sake of “inclusion and respect”. Bauru City Hall denied that the cabins met sanitary standards. They will be changed by the restaurant, or they could face closure.
McDonald’s Brazil has been the subject of controversy. It is being criticized for offering shared toilets for all genders to the dismay of conservatives. “Inclusive”.
The video shows a customer using the McDonald’s toilets in Bauru (a city in the State of Sao Paulo in the South-East of Brazil). It shows individual cubicles but has a shared entrance. There are also sinks. .
“Children are using these toilets! “The Brazilian indignation is evident in the video, which has been one of the most shared videos on social media this weekend in Brazil. “It’s communism in Bauru, a shame. “There were outraged reactions by elected conservatives to the criticism of the fast food chain.
The mayor was faced with controversy and decided to pursue the matter.
“The Health Vigilance was called to the scene and found that the municipality’s sanitation standards were not being respected.”Suellen Rosim, mayor of Bauru, made the announcement in person via Twitter.
McDonald’s has been given two weeks to comply or face losing its restaurant. “The toilets need to be separated and identified for each sex.The town hall insists.
McDonald’s issued a statement in which it stated that McDonald’s had complied with the law. “Adopted individual Cabins”Its restaurants are open for your enjoyment“Inclusion & Respect”So, that “All people feel welcomed to use them”They can have sex with anyone, regardless of where they were born.
The chain is guaranteed “To keep in touch with authorities”So that the restaurants can be up-to-standard.
Brazil’s gender issues have been particularly sensitive since Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right president who is familiar with homophobic or sexist slippages, came to power three years earlier.