Christians angry over removal of cross from food packets

Christians angry over removal of cross from food packets

Food chain Lidl has been forced to apologise for removing a cross from a church used in the branding of a range of Greek-style food.

Following a wave of complaints about the supermarket’s Eridanous range,the company, according to this report, said:

We are extremely sorry for any offence caused by the most recent artwork and would like to reassure our customers that this is not an intentional statement.

In light of this we will ensure that all feedback is taken into consideration when redesigning future packaging.

The cross was edited out of a picture of  the well known Anastasis Church on the Greek island of Santorini.

Angry customers have taken to the brand’s Facebook page to lodge their complaints.

Wrote Rupert Dodds, from Cyprus:

I am deeply offended by the alterations made to the depictions of Greek churches on your products. The message I receive clearly is that you have no respect for Christians and do not want us as customers.

Another, Margaret Claydon, wrote:

Deplorable airbrushing out of Christianity [on] certain products. Will not shop at Lidl again until policy removed.

A spokesperson for the supermarket said they had been selling the range for over 10 years:

And in that time the design of the packaging has been through a number of updates.

If Lidl wants to stick with giving its Eridanous packaging a Greek theme, I reckon the picture below would look a lot better than some bloody church.

I could suggest others images but they are way too erotic!

10 responses to “Christians angry over removal of cross from food packets”

  1. T says:

    Don’t effing apologise. You will gain more customers by narking the petty thin skinned whingey whiney spoiled brattish christians. Let them complain and incite more complaining by highlighting their stupidity. I’ll personally go to Lidl and shop for stuff if I know that christians are squeaking at the affront of having the cross consigned to the photoshop trash.

  2. Angela_K says:

    This does beg the question: Why put a picture of a church on the packaging in the first place, a Greek god would be better.

  3. StephenJP says:

    Well, to be fair to the Christian protesters, (a) it is far from clear how photoshopping crosses out of images of churches is “respecting diversity”(Lidl’s excuse); and (b) Lidl seem quite relaxed about using images of minarets (used to call the faithful to prayer, remember?) to flog halal products. Sauce, goose, gander.

  4. barriejohn says:

    It was an odd thing to do, but it’s marketing, so why are they apologizing? More bogus outrage from the religious.

  5. Italian Scallion says:

    These religious idiots need to grow up and stop acting like a bunch of spoiled brats. As far as I’m concerned, “ALL churches, synogogues and mosques can kiss my ass.

  6. T says:

    For Pete’s sake don’t put a mosque dome minus the crescent moon and star on the pack.

    Imams will shriek and scream about the totally unacceptable blasphemy and enthusiastically whip their followers into orgasimic orgies of lynch mob thuggery. Lidls in every town will be razed to the ground and torched in revenge for the unforgivable sin of insulting the “prophet”. Lidls will get 100% of the Market Share of mindless religious violence.

  7. Laura Roberts says:

    It might be fun to offer several packaging options: one with a cross on top, one without, one with a crescent, and one with a star of David. Then see (a) which group complains the loudest and (b) which version sells the most.

  8. Tony says:

    Are these ‘show it as it is’ warriors the same people who have been chopping penises off statues for centuries?

  9. Robert Smith says:

    The arrow should have been pointing upward on the right and the word Good should have been printed at the start.

  10. John the Drunkard says:

    Did the Santorini Xtians ever object to their church being used to marked frozen food?