Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means it is now officially the Christmas season, so basically decorations, candy canes and gingerbread all round. However, it’s not all happy things and good thoughts as British Bakery chain, Greggs, seems to have waded into controversy over an advertisement that they ran.
Greggs forced to apologise after PR shots promoting advent calendar replace baby Jesus with a SAUSAGE ROLL pic.twitter.com/q0qwd4ISxh
— Andrew Bloch (@AndrewBloch) 15 November 2017
In the ad, a nativity scene shows the three wise men standing around a sausage roll instead of baby Jesus. “We’re really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention,” the store told The Northern Echo. It was meant to promote Greggs first “Merry Greggsmas” advent calendar, which has coupons, food vouchers, and gift cards for each day throughout December.
However, this has caused outrage, with people demanding that Greggs be boycotted.
Please boycott @GreggsOfficial to protest against its sick anti-Christian Advent Calendar. What cowards these people are: we all know that they would never dare insult other religions! They should donate every penny of their profits to @salvationarmyuk https://t.co/tAV7CRP7WM
— Simon Richards (@simplysimontfa) 15 November 2017
They wouldn’t dare disrespect other religions Muslims etc but think Christians are an easy target ??stick your sausage rolls where the sun don’t shine #greggs?
— Jack lee (@Jacklee73206833) 15 November 2017
Luckily, some people did also see the humorous side of things.
Looks like a stable diet
— The Unknown Tweeter (@_THEUNKNOWN_01) 15 November 2017
Our lord and savory.
— Jason Scott (@Jason_scott) 15 November 2017
All right Jason, you win the internet for the day.