Greggs Bakery Being Threatened With Boycott
They have a new holiday calendar featuring the nativity scene with the baby Jesus being replaced with a sausage roll. There is no other picture in the calendar with any overt religious scene in it.
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) November 15, 2017
The controversy started on the Greggs Facebook page where a vigorous debate started. Some individuals thought the advertising was a parody, and did not think it was worth being upset about. Other groups called the advertisements “sick” and an insult to religions.
Most of the comments against the advertising were in the minority. It led to a small, but vocal group of individuals calling for a boycott of the chain. The company has refused to remove the ad but has apologized for any issues that may have been caused by the ad.
24 days of Greggs? Ho ho HECK YES. Pick up our advent calendar in selected shops from 20th Nov and countdown to the big day in style! pic.twitter.com/H56ncBUFRT
— Greggs (@GreggsOfficial) November 13, 2017