Wendy’s caught a ton of heat on social media after false reports came out that the fast-food chain had donated to Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. Wendy’s responded on Wednesday showing that they stand with Black people seeking change and pledged $500,000 for social justice reform.
“Our voice would be nothing without Black culture. Right now, a lot of people are hurting because of blatant racism against Black people. Their voices need to be heard. Period. #BlackLivesMatter” Wendy’s tweeted Wednesday evening.
The half-million-dollar commitment will come with receipts according to the fast-food chain’s tweet. They plan to start their philanthropy with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Wendy’s also addressed rumors that they were donating to the Trump re-election campaign which they deny in an attempt to keep the business apolitical.