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Singaporean man goes full ‘Super Saiyan 3’ for free McDonald’s ice cream in viral video

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  • A TikTok video of a Singaporean man who screamed his heart out in exchange for free Hershey’s chocolate ice cream from McDonald’s has gone viral.
  • McDonald’s Singapore ran a campaign from Aug. 29 to Aug. 31 that involved screaming at a digital board.
  • Participants who screamed loud enough to fill up the screen were given free ice cream vouchers.
  • The viral video, which was uploaded by TikTok user @yukianggia on Friday, has already garnered over 21 million views and 1.4 million likes.

A TikTok video of a Singaporean man letting out a powerful scream for free McDonald’s ice cream has gone viral.

From Aug. 29 to Aug. 31, McDonald’s Singapore ran a campaign that involved giving participants free Hershey’s chocolate ice cream vouchers if they screamed loud enough at a digital board to fill up its screen 

Max out friendship with the new Pokémon and McDonald’s Happy Meals collaboration

  • McDonald’s has partnered with the Pokémon Trading Card Game for their new Happy Meal promotion.
  • Each Happy Meal purchased until Sept. 6 comes with a four-card booster pack, a Pokémon-themed coin, spinner and an instruction sheet on how to play a “Match Battle,” which aims to teach kids more about the trading card game.
  • There are 15 cards to collect in total, six of which are holographic rares.
  • To combat scalpers, McDonald’s has limited the number of toys that can be received to one additional toy per Happy Meal purchase.

McDonald’s and the Pokémon Trading Card Game are tag teaming once more for a Happy Meal promotion that includes new trading cards to collect. 

Starting on Tuesday and ending on Sept. 6, Pokémon fans can go to McDonald’s and pick up a Happy Meal that comes with a four-card booster pack, a Pokémon-themed coin, spinner and an instruction sheet on how to play a “Match Battle,” which aims to teach kids more about the trading card game. 

‘I’m always going to be me no matter what country I’m in’: BIBI chats artist authenticity and Camp McDonald’s collab

South Korean singer-songwriter BIBI has been a busy bee this past year.

Back in January, the Feel Ghood Music artist collaborated with former IZ*ONE member Yena on the track “Smiley.” In April, she joined 88rising for their superstar set at Coachella, where she performed “Best Lover,” one of the tracks included in 88rising’s “Head In The Clouds Forever” EP. Last month, she was featured in CHUNG HA’s song “Crazy Like You” from the latter’s second studio album “Bare&Rare.”

Woman climbs through McDonald’s drive-thru window to make her own order in viral TikTok video

  • In a viral TikTok video, a woman refuses to take “no” for an answer after McDonald’s employees tell her they cannot take her order after running out of gloves.
  • A woman in a pink dress and heels pulls herself through the drive-thru window, stunning the entire staff, who can be heard roaring with laughter throughout the video.
  • “She’s not playing she wants to make her own food,” reads the text in the clip, along with the face with tears of joy emoji.
  • “Are you the manager,” the lady asks, pointing to someone before proceeding to ask whether she has permission to “work” with him.
  • “It’s a ‘training thing,’” she insists with air quotes. “It’s my first day training and I came inaptly dressed so you are not responsible.”

A woman takes matters into her own hands after McDonald’s employees tell her they cannot take her order after running out of gloves in a TikTok video that is now going viral.

The clip was originally posted last month by the user @greergreer and has since garnered over 720,000 views and 127,000 likes.

Asian man spat on, kicked repeatedly and told ‘Go back to China’ at McDonald’s drive-thru in Maryland

  • Shang Wang was allegedly spat on and kicked repeatedly at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Rockville, Maryland, on June 25.
  • Wang told 7News that the incident started after he drove around a red Nissan SUV that was idling and blocking the drive-thru.
  • The SUV’s driver allegedly called Wang a “Chinese motherf*cker” and told him to “Go back to China” before spitting on Wang through his car window.
  • After Wang exited his car, the man allegedly started kicking him and spitting on him some more.
  • Police identified 54-year-old Brandon Storm as a suspect.
  • Storm has yet to be formally charged, but a hate crime enhancement is reportedly unlikely as only Wang heard the alleged racial slurs.

An Asian man allegedly fell victim to a racist and violent attack at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Rockville, Maryland, last month.

The incident occurred while Shang Wang was ordering his usual Diet Coke at the restaurant along the 1300 block of Rockville Pike just before noon on June 25, according to a recent report. Wang said it all started when he drove around a red Nissan SUV that had been idling and blocking the drive-thru.

Activists demand justice for victims of anti-Asian attack at North Hollywood McDonald’s drive-thru

  • Dozens of supporters stood beside the Roque family outside the Van Nuys District Attorney's Office in Los Angeles on Friday as they urged the authorities to investigate and prosecute Nicholas Weber for allegedly committing a hate crime.
  • The crowd consisted of members from several groups, including the Filipino Migrant Center, the Kabataan Alliance and the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON).
  • “It’s really unfortunate that these kinds of Asian hate cases are not really a priority, unless the media and the community get involved, and attorneys get involved,” Sandy Roxas, the Roque family’s lawyer, said.
  • Nerissa Roque, 47, and her daughter, Patricia, were reportedly ordering at a McDonald’s drive-thru on Victory Boulevard on May 13 when Weber, who was driving a Jeep, rear-ended their car and used a “racist stereotypical accent” while saying he would kill them.
  • Gabriel Roque, 60, rushed to the scene after being called by his wife and daughter. Weber punched Gabriel for trying to intervene, then choked Nerissa for attempting to stop him, according to reports.
  • An arrest warrant was issued for Weber after he failed to appear in court on June 8.

Dozens of supporters rallied outside a courthouse in a Los Angeles neighborhood to demand justice for the Filipino American victims of an alleged hate crime at a McDonald’s drive-thru last month.

Activists stood beside the Roque family outside the Van Nuys District Attorney’s Office on Friday, chanting “Justice for the Roque family” as they urged the authorities to investigate and prosecute Nicholas Weber for committing a hate crime. Some reportedly expressed concern that the Los Angeles Police Department is not investigating the case in-depth.

McDonald’s China unveils chocolate mochi burger, prawn and pineapple burger for Children’s Day

  • To celebrate the upcoming Children’s Day, McDonald’s China has released nine new items: the Galaxy soda, sea salt coconut McFlurry, star-shaped hash browns, sour plum dip, green pepper dip, prawn and pineapple burger, blueberry cheese pie and chocolate mochi mini burger.
  • These items will only be available after the breakfast period in participating McDonald’s stores in China between May 25 to June 7.

McDonald’s China introduced space-exploration-themed food to their menu to celebrate Children’s Day.

International Children’s Day is a worldwide holiday declared by the United Nations to protect children’s rights and to honor the children who were killed by Nazis during World War II. The Shanghai China Salesian Society established Children’s Day in China in 1932 and have since been giving children under the age of 14 a day off from school to enjoy their childhood every June 1. Not only can children spend time with their family or go to Children’s Day events, they are also free to enjoy their favorite foods or try new ones, like the creative new menu inspired by the child-like wonder of space exploration.

Kanye West announces McDonald’s collab with Muji designer Naoto Fukasawa after Instagram wipe

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  • Ye, commonly known as Kanye West, made a comeback on Instagram by announcing an upcoming collaboration with Muji designer Naoto Fukasawa and McDonald’s.
  • While Ye mentioned Fukasawa in his Instagram post, the Japanese industrial designer has yet to make any comment about the purported project.
  • The Atlanta-born rapper surprised his followers with his return following his months-long silence after the social media platform temporarily banned him in March.

Ye, commonly known as Kanye West, has made a surprising comeback on Instagram by announcing a collaboration with Muji designer Naoto Fukasawa and McDonald’s.

The Atlanta-based rapper took to his completely wiped Instagram account on Monday to announce that he has teamed up with Fukasawa to “reimagine McDonald’s packaging.” His post has garnered over 1.5 million likes and 21,000 comments so far.

4 trailblazers whose work shaped the APA community today

This Asian American Pacific Heritage Month (APAHM), through colorful illustrations by artist Michelle Lam (MewTripled), we honor four icons whose legacies continue to impact us today. 

Who to thank for APAHM

Jeanie Jew, a former Capitol Hill staffer and board member of the nonprofit Organization of Chinese Americans-Asian Pacific American Advocates (OCA-APAA), was a determined force that championed groundbreaking policies and transformed representation of the APA community in the U.S.

‘Poor old uncle had to clean’: Teens who filmed messy ‘pranks’ in Singapore McDonalds draw criticism

  • Social media users are criticizing a group of teens who made a mess while pulling pranks inside a McDonald’s restaurant in Singapore.
  • The stunts involved a boy slapping his face with ice cream and another teen pouring two cups of water onto himself while two girls filmed him. 
  • In both of the stunts, the teens left a mess for the restaurant staff to clean up.
  • Commenters criticized the teens for their behavior, which some attributed to poor parenting.

Social media users are denouncing the actions of a group of teens in Singapore who filmed themselves pulling pranks inside a McDonald’s restaurant at Punggol Safra.

Facebook page Singapore Incidents shared a clip on Monday showing a teen boy carrying two cups of water and then pouring the contents onto himself while inside the fast food restaurant. Two girls can be seen filming the boy as he does the stunt. Immediately after the act, the group bolts out of the restaurant running.

McDonald’s ​​Szechuan Sauce is coming back for only the fourth time ever

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  • McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce, which was first released over 20 years ago as a part of its promotion for the 1998 Disney animated film “Mulan,” will be back beginning March 31 for only the fourth time ever, with limited availability.
  • The sauce will be available exclusively on the McDonald’s app as one of the sauce options to accompany any orders of Chicken McNuggets.
  • The fast food company also brought the product back in 2017 after an episode of Cartoon Network's “Rick & Morty” featured the sauce during Rick’s time-travel to a McDonald's in 1998. The reference drove many fans of the show to petition the chain to bring it back, which McDonald’s did for a single day in the U.S. on Oct. 7 that year.
  • The viral popularity of the Szechuan Sauce also drove McDonald’s to bring it back on Feb. 26, 2018 with 20 million packets across U.S. restaurants.

McDonald’s is bringing back its ​​Szechuan Sauce, which was first released over 20 years ago as a part of their promotion for the 1998 Disney animated film “Mulan.”

McDonald’s first hinted at the news on their official Twitter account on March 19 with an image that reads, “Sauce Drop,” above the phone number 707-932-4826, which subtly spells out 70S-ZEC-HUAN.

Learn your 2022 Chinese Zodiac fortunes in McDonald’s feng shui-informed VR hall designed by Humberto Leon

  • American fast food company McDonald’s created a Virtual Reality (VR) Zodiac space to showcase the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
  • Designer Humberto Leon, a co-founder of street fashion brand Opening Ceremony, collaborated with McDonald’s and talked to NextShark about what the experience meant to him.
  • “The exciting thing about being Asian American is that we really get to bring our Asian culture to the American landscape, and that’s what makes us American.”
  • The exhibition is open Jan. 31-Feb. 15, 2022 for the entirety of the two-week Lunar New Year celebrations.

McDonald’s collaborated with designer Humberto Leon, a co-founder of street fashion brand Opening Ceremony, to design a virtual reality hall of Chinese Zodiac signs.

The fully virtual exhibition showcases the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Visitors to the space can explore each sign, the birth years of that sign, as well as their fortune for the year. In conversation with NextShark, Leon explained the ways visitors can interact with the space.