- German Food Chain Faces Backlash After Airbrushing Crosses From Churches On Food Packaging
by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/
Europe’s war on religion has reached an absurd milestone.
According to the Telegraph, customers of budget supermarket Lidl have expressed outrage after the company airbrushed Christian symbols from packaging of its “Eridanous”-branded Greek-food line, which featured images of the Anastasis Church in Santorini, Greece, in order to remain “religiously neutral,” as the company claimed.
“The German chain’s Greek food range features images of the famous Anastasis Church in Santorini, Greece, complete with its world-renowned blue dome roof.”
Shoppers have taken to the company’s Facebook page to express their “disappointment” that the cross was photoshopped. One user, Daniel Novak, wrote: “I’m highly disappointed in a company that is bending over to cater to specific people. Why are you hiding from the history?”
“We are all to learn from history, removing it with Photoshop will cause the same mistakes of the past to be done over and over again.”
One user demanded to know who the company thought it would be offending with the crosses.
“Steve West added: ‘Why have you taken the crosses off the top of Greek churches in your advertising? ‘Is there somebody you will think takes offence? There is. Me, Greeks and many others. I definitely won’t be using you again if you don’t reverse this policy.’”