Monday, December 14, 2015

Cookies must not look like fighter planes

Norway has apologised after baking a batch of gingerbread biscuits which resembled F-35 fighter jets.

A picture of the festive cookies attracted criticism when it was shared on the country's official Instagram account reportedly by a member of staff in a government department.

But hours after the photograph was uploaded Norway apologised to thousands of followers - claiming they too had 'a heart'.

One comment following the post read: 'Personally I associate Christmas with peace and what one can do for others.'  Another user branded the move as 'pathetic'.

Hours later the government apologised for the post.

However some people defended the picture and said they weren't offended by it. One post read: 'I, for one, did not get offended. And from what I read, the offended are just a tiny, tiny, tiny portion of people, most of us found this hilarious.'



Anonymous said...

The professionally offended are always on the alert for any imagined offense.

Anonymous said...

Ban rum balls. They bring to mind cannonballs and unpleasant memories of the Napoleonic Wars.

Anonymous said...

'Personally I associate Christmas with peace and what one can do for others.'

Would protection fall into that category?

Anonymous said...

The f35 is not even in service and may not live up to expectations. Where do these nutters come from? Norway is a member of NATO so one can presume, even if falsely, that the left is lashing out on behalf of Islamic arrivals who have traveled across Europe illegally in order to seek a welfare state who won't deport them. As for the military, blessed be the peacemakers.

Bird of Paradise said...

Make them to look like the 70's chicken footprint peace logo of the 70's or maybe Star and Cresent

Anonymous said...

If you make gingerbread men and they burn in the oven is that racist? Does that constitute a holocaust?

Anonymous said...

To me, this is a case of "know your audience."

If you were making these cookies for members of the Air Force or a gathering at a person serving in the Air Force, it would be somewhat cool and rather appropriate.

For general consumption to the public in general, it may not be. People do associate Christmas with "peace and love" and a cookie in the shape of a war machine may not resonate well with the public. (Heck, it may not even resonate with members of the Army. After all, why not a tank?")

The cookie itself is not wrong and anyone who thinks so needs a life. At worst, it is a case of "good idea, wrong audience."