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!