Burger King denies endorsing violence against Nigel Farage after they let their followers and customers in Scotland know that it’s “selling milkshakes all weekend.”
The fast food giant’s official UK twitter account wrote: “Dear people of Scotland. We’re selling milkshakes all weekend."
Burger King posted the tweet following McDonald’s decision to stop Ice Cream and Milkshake sales in the area of Nigel Farage’s rally in Edinburgh on Friday.
According to McDonald’s staff, officers had ordered them to take action and avoid repeats of scenes when Ukip candidate Carl Benjamin and Tommy Robinson who is campaigning to be an independent MEP had milkshakes thrown at them earlier this month.
Activists opposing the far-right pair are throwing milkshakes in the run up to the European elections in attempts to humiliate and silence people they disagree with.
Farage, who recently launched the Brexit Party, had been at a rally at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Friday, and a McDonald’s some 200metres away put up the following sign in its windows: “We will not be selling milkshakes or ice cream tonight. This is due to a police request given recent events.”
Burger King’s tweet is being criticised by some to be inciting violence against Farage and his followers
And thought it was "out of touch"
Others thought the tweet was nothing more than a lighthearted joke
And defended the tweet as an advert...for milkshake
Eventually, Burger King came back with a clarification...
In a follow-up tweet, Burger King confirmed it doesn’t encourage violence. “We’d never endorse violence - or wasting our delicious milkshakes!
“So enjoy the weekend and please drink responsibly people."