After the employees complained to a lawyer and word got out, Siegfried apologized, saying:
"Distributing this communication was an error of judgment on my part. Please know it was never my intention to offend anyone. For those that I have offended, I sincerely apologize."
McDonald put out a statement saying that the company respects its employees' opinions, and "had no knowledge of this material being distributed" by its franchisee.
I think he should be FIRED.