Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Britain’s Tesco supermarket chain criticised for promoting beer at Easter
Most Brits are not religious
A UK supermarket chain has been accused of cashing in on Good Friday and being “extraordinarily ignorant” of the day’s true meaning.
Tesco, Britain’s largest grocer, was forced to apologise over a Good Friday beer advert after being attacked by Christians, reported The Sun.
The advert, which was printed in some newspapers in the run up to Easter, read: “Great offers on beer and cider. Good Friday just got better.”
Reverend Richard Coles, a presenter on BBC television, shared a picture of the advert and described it as an “RE [religious education] fail”.
In reply to another social media user, he said: “It gets the Good of Good Friday wrong — and it will cause offence to many of their customers.”