NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: A view of Taco Bell located at 321 1st Ave. in Manhattan. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Taco Bell)

As reported earlier, Taco Bell was under fire today for its recent treatment of an employee. In a video that went viral, Denzel Skinner was terminated for wearing a Black Lives Matter face mask. Skinner worked at Taco Bell for eight years and was a shift leader.

Even though the brand commented on the incident earlier, they have released an official statement.

They wrote, “We are deeply upset by the incident that took place in Youngstown, OH. Denzel Skinner should never have been put in this position. We believe the Black Lives Matter movement is a human rights issue and not a political one. We do not tolerate racism or violence against the Black community and we demand inclusivity.”

“We know we still have a long way to go and we will make serious, tangible changes. We have been in conversations with Denzel and our franchisees to make sure our actions represent our word. We will hold ourselves accountable.”