After a series of postings created controversy for the company, McDonald’s has said it will close its employee assistance website.

The most recent embarrassment for the fast-food chain came when employees were warned by the McResource website about the dangers of eating fast food.

The website has drawn controversy for its advice, especially form fast food workers advocating for higher wages.  A worker group under Low Pay is Not OK recently sent out a recorded phone call in which a McDonald’s employee was advised to look into food stamps for assistance.

Lisa McComb, a spokeswoman for McDonald’s provided a statement to that read “We have offered the McResource program to help our valued McDonald’s employees with work and life guidance created by independent third party experts. A combination of factors has led us to re-evaluate, and we’ve directed the vendor to take down the website. Between links to irrelevant or outdated information, along with outside groups taking elements out of context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary. None of this helps our McDonald’s team members. We’ll continue to provide service to them through an internal telephone help line, which is how the majority of employees access the McResource services.”

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Aneri Pattani is a Blast correspondent and journalism student at Northeastern University

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