#BoycottMcDonalds is trending.
If you search #BoycottMcDonalds on Twitter right now, you'll find tons of people speaking out against the Ronald McDonald House.
A letter from Ronald McDonald House British Columbia & Yukon was posted to social media detailing a change to its admission policy in B.C.
The letter outlines a COVID-19 vaccination policy that will take effect as of January 17. The letter states that anyone who is 5 years old and older has to show proof of full vaccination. The mandate applies to anyone who is working, visiting, or staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
The letter specifies that the mandate applies to two locations; 4567 Heather St. in Vancouver and the Family Room in the Surrey Memorial Hospital.
A video posted on Twitter shows a man holding the letter, referring to it as an "eviction notice," and appearing to speak to a manager at the Ronald McDonald House. The manager specified that they have a grace period, which the letter also stated, allowing people time to receive their first dose.
The Ronald McDonald House in Canada will evict all tenants, adults and children over the age of five, who are not vaccinated by the end of January.\n\nThe father of a young boy with leukemia responds.\n\n"This is some kind of crazy evil like I've never seen in my life."pic.twitter.com/MQaoegqSKo— The Vigilant Fox (@The Vigilant Fox) 1641954393
In the video, the man says he has a 4-year-old son with leukemia and asked the manager if they would get evicted due to their vaccination status.
The manager said that they are "protecting the safety of everybody in the house."
Although the letter and video did not specify what would happen to families who are not fully vaccinated by the deadline, Ronald McDonald House told City News in a statement that they will "work to find alternate housing" for them.
“We appreciate that this policy will impact those who have made a decision not to vaccinate however, the overall health and welfare of all our residents is our primary concern," said the statement.
People on Twitter have replied to the mandate with mixed reactions.
What has happened to our society?\n\nNow we\u2019re throwing sick kids out of Ronald MacDonald House b/c their parents aren\u2019t vaccinated?!\n\nThis is disgusting and vile. \n\n@RMHCCanada - you need to reverse this IMMEDIATELY!\n\n#BoycottMcDonalds \n\nhttps://m.facebook.com/austin.furgason.3/videos/598447611249231\u00a0\u2026\n\n#CanadaHasFallen— Jane Bailey\ud83c\udde8\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddec\ud83c\udde7 Don't let fear run your life. (@Jane Bailey\ud83c\udde8\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddec\ud83c\udde7 Don't let fear run your life.) 1641943993
Many are using the hashtag #BoycottMcDonalds.
#BoycottMcDonalds\nF U McDonalds!\n\nI will never buy another thing from your establishment!\n\nYou have nerve to evict unvaccinated people from Ronald McDonald House in Canadapic.twitter.com/JYkKEdhkAz— Teresa White (@Teresa White) 1642073611
Some people say they are halting their McDonald's trips altogether because of it.
So let me get this straight. You have an immunocompromised child, receiving scientific treatment for their illness, but you refuse to protect them by not getting a scientific vaccine? \n\nPlease make it make sense. \n\n#BoycottMcDonalds #COVID19pic.twitter.com/0owxfnxsgY— Ashley Feldstein | Social Marketer & Creator (@Ashley Feldstein | Social Marketer & Creator) 1642001245
Other people have a different opinion, siding with the Ronald McDonald house.
They deal with very sick people .. get vaxxed save lives .. this boycott movement is a loud few they are not the majority of Canadians . McDonald\u2019s doing what all govs in Canada should be doing #BoycottMcDonalds— K.\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@K.\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1641999657
Some are even praising the Ronald McDonald House for the mandate.
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