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Arby's apologizes after slurs appear on Brooklyn Center display sign

The sign was hijacked by someone who put up the offensive language, Arby's said.

Arby's has apologized after the display sign outside its Brooklyn Center restaurant was "compromised" by someone who used it to post a racist and sexist message.

The sign outside the drive-thru at the restaurant on Brooklyn Boulevard had been changed to read: "Now hiring [n-words] and w-----."

It attracted the attention of passersby who posted pictures of it on social media, including on Twitter where they demanded a response from the fast food chain.

"Overnight, our reader board was compromised & someone put up a message that was extremely offensive," Arby's responded through its customer service account, @arbyscares.

"The message has since been taken down. We’re cooperating with local law enforcement officials & will take appropriate action against those involved."

Among those who contacted Arby's was Twin Cities chef Jasmine Murphy, who runs Jazz Soul Food Dinners.

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"I live a couple blocks away from this location in Brooklyn Center, MN! This is unacceptable, heartbreaking & classless," she tweeted. 

"We as a community need answers!!! What are we going to do about this?"

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