This is McMadness: it’s time we called out call-out culture

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This is McMadness: it’s time we called out call-out culture

Another sorry soul has been packed off to sardine-packed non-woke-ville. I’d rather be there than here in sanctimony-land

Celia Walden

Call off the boycott, disband the picketers and reach for that Big Mac and fries with a clear conscience: McDonald’s is once again a safe space, thanks to “appropriate action” having been taken to remove the fast-food giant’s British-born chief executive.

Now the details of Steve Easterbrook’s crime are emerging, the UK may want to play down that Britishness. After all, here is a man – a divorced father of three – who had a (whisper it) consensual relationship with an employee.

I know. Makes you wonder whether any good came out of MeToo, doesn’t it, when, two years on, you’re still getting consenting, unattached adults engaging in romantic relationships with people they met at work?..

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