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Are you offended by the Greggs Christmas Advert?

The iconic Greggs sausage roll has caused lots of controversy over the last couple of days.

Greggs has apologised for placing a sausage roll in the Nativity scene to advertise its Advent calendar.

The chain faced a call for a boycott from the chief executive of the Freedom Association, who claimed the product was “sick” and the Newcastle-based firm had insulted Christianity in a way it would “never dare” other religions.

The £24 advent calendar is available in selected shops and behind each door is a voucher for one of its treats.

The firm’s decision to use a publicity image of the Three Wise Men around the crib with the baby Jesus replaced by a sausage roll has caused controversy.

A Greggs spokesman said: “We’re really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention.”

Simon Richards, chief executive of the Freedom Association, called for a public protest.

The Rev Mark Edwards, of St Matthew’s Church in Dinnington and St Cuthbert’s Church in Brunswick, said Greggs had been “disrespectful”.

He told the Newcastle-based Chronicle: “It goes beyond just commercialism, it’s showing a total disregard and disrespect towards one of the greatest stories ever told, and I think people of all faiths will be offended by this.”

The advert created a debate on the Greggs Facebook page, with a minority of comments complaining about the scene and most people welcoming the product.

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Comedian Bob Mortimer wrote on Twitter: “Come on KFC … show Greggs the way … put a miniature Jesus in all your Christmas buckets.”

 

What are your views? Does it leave a bad taste in your mouth? Are you offended?  Or is it just a bit of fun?

Are you offended by the Greggs Christmas Advert?

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David46
15th Aug 2018
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Anything that makes people think about the real meaning of Christmas is good. Thank you Greg's for advertising our faith.
VeraS
4th Dec 2017
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I am not religious but I do not like making a mockery of religion. Would they have done this with other religions? I think not.
viking
27th Nov 2017
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Come on lets de-construct the advert.
Three hungry Bedouins looking very,very, hungry gazing at the sausage roll. This no crib or manger but merely some wooden structure.
One of the gentlemen has a pepper pot, the other a set of condiments for the sausage roll.
Not disrespectful !! Go out into the shops at the moment and see some of the attitudes that such ornaments are put into the displays,-that really is disrespectful.
CaroleAH
27th Nov 2017
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I spoke too soon! Greggs have now replied:

Thanks for getting in touch with us about our Advent Calendar. We do appreciate all customer feedback.
We’re very sorry to hear that one of the images in the calendar has caused offence. We’d like to assure you that under no circumstances was this intended to offend you or any of our customers. We’ve passed your feedback across to our Marketing team to consider and they’ve made the decision to immediately replace the image inside the calendar, to avoid any further offence.
Once again we’re genuinely sorry for any upset caused and thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We do hope to see you again in the future.
Darkstar
26th Nov 2017
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It could offend some, but i think religion should be eradicated from the world. It causes all wars and unrest, and is just a belief.
viking
26th Nov 2017
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I am not particularly offended, however I do feel that if Alla had a pork sausage roll in front of his image, there would have been riots here and all round the world. This does beg the question are Christians too,too,too forgiving. This does not occur in other religions, where organised riots are the norm.
CaroleAH
23rd Nov 2017
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I emailed Greggs over a week ago telling them, very politely, what I thought of their advertising campaign. Needless to say, I haven't had a reply!
iestynlad
22nd Nov 2017
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Christmas is the birthday of Christ. If you don't believe in the Christian faith don't do Christmas. This is offensive and heretical. Imagine if another religion prevalent in this country were represented in such a mocking fashion - we'd have problems and violence
BrianW16
21st Nov 2017
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gailybr
20th Nov 2017
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Pretty tasteless (probably like the sausage rolls!)
iestynlad
22nd Nov 2017
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Exactamento Gail. I will boycott Greggs for this - don't care if I starve
rongablue
19th Nov 2017
2
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Are they also doing a bacon wrapped Mohammed?
rongablue
19th Nov 2017
3
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Shameful...! Total disrespect. I'm saddened to think that a company like Greggs could stoop so low.
MaryC84
19th Nov 2017
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The Nativity is sacred to many thousands of people and this is supposed to be a Christian country. It insults and offends.
JohnA4
19th Nov 2017
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Totally inappropriate!
John Walsh
19th Nov 2017
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Its only a sausage roll!
iestynlad
22nd Nov 2017
1
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Should be the baby Jesus though
Roof Top Crow
19th Nov 2017
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A fantastic success for Greggs. The discussion about this advert has given Greggs far more coverage than the original, seasonally limited and fairly dull sausage roll advert could ever hope to achieve.

Summer 2018. The Greggs advertising agency will be working hard to find an advert that will work as well.
lynng22
19th Nov 2017
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its a sausage roll not very important
Pollard24
19th Nov 2017
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Get a grip where has everyone's sense of humour gone
[deleted]
19th Nov 2017
1
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CaroleAH
19th Nov 2017
3
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How sad! I suppose there will also be people who will complain when the church bells ring out on Christmas Day - because it's a Monday.
MarianG
18th Nov 2017
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Personally, I feel it is in poor taste and would almost put me off buying sausage rolls.
As someone said, keep Christ in Christmas.
Yodama
18th Nov 2017
3
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Greggs should fire their advertising agency, initially for a ridiculous idea.
Apart from the fact that it upsets those of the Christian faith, it is a badly thought out ad, does nothing for the product. Certainly does not entice me to rush out and buy a sausage roll.
All very stupid and should be ignored.
merseygir1
17th Nov 2017
4
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A bacon wrapped ala would have caused a war so why blaspheme the son of God! and expect silence.
Tkp
17th Nov 2017
6
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Whether we are Christian or not it is a offensive . Greggs would not dare do such a thing for any other religious festival .ie for a Jewish or Muslim celebration
MartinF7
17th Nov 2017
2
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I am not offended by stupidity
Shelley13
17th Nov 2017
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Not offended after all its Christmas advertising. As a Christian country I think we do mock ourselves.
Calpelyn
17th Nov 2017
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Not offended at all, it's just a bit of Xmas fun. There far too many people getting offended about anything and everything these days, lighten up, live your life, no one will give a sh 1 t when you're dead !!!
merseygir1
17th Nov 2017
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you will when you stand before Christ
LyndaB5
17th Nov 2017
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It would appear that Christianity is being debased at all turns by the "liberal" people. You do not have to share others views but you should respect them. It is not good enough and shows a lack of awareness of others feelings and views. They would not mock any other religion
mariangrove
17th Nov 2017
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I will not use Greggs again. Christianity is an easy target for the liberal left, Can you imagine the uproar if it insulted Islam in a similar way.
DerekM3
17th Nov 2017
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Don’t forget the real reason for celebrating, long before the Christians came along and forced their views on everyone, people in Britain celebrated at the end of December with feasting. (Food was an important element of the celebration, so Greggs sausage roll would go down well) It wasn’t until the 4th century that the Catholic Church decided to make the end of December the birth day of Christ as there is no reference in the bible to his birth day.
bluemoon239
17th Nov 2017
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I think those "offended" by this are true bigots, probably the same that are Christians when it suits them , a few times a year in church.
There are more important issues than this PR stunt provocation.
TonyT2
17th Nov 2017
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How on earth are we going to be able to teach our Children about Christ when we have stupid pictures of sausage there is no connection ,makes me think the person who agreed this advert is a non believer
jeanmark
17th Nov 2017
1
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Why would such a ridiculous advert stop people from teaching children about Christ?
susanbell
17th Nov 2017
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rocsi1952
17th Nov 2017
1
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Great opportunity sadly missed......
LynetteA
17th Nov 2017
3
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I can't see the point of this advert. It's not clever and, besides, can offend so many people. It has put me off buying from Greggs as they portray themselves as insensitive.
essie
16th Nov 2017
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A complete lack of respect towards the Christian faith, can you imagine the outrage of it was on an advertisement for Allah?
VeronicaJ
16th Nov 2017
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I think it shows a lack of respect to the Christian community. We live in a society now which delights in mocking people.
ceb
16th Nov 2017
5
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I'm not offended - just think it's sheer stupidity & thoughtlessness.
ballet
16th Nov 2017
5
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I just think it is in bad taste!!!!
AlexanderG2
16th Nov 2017
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I will remember all your comments when I get my little plate of refreshments when I do my bit as" Santa Claus" again this year.
My little plate usually includes mini sausage rolls and other delicacies from Tesco's our local Mecca and the s/rolls are dripping fat and grease ugh.
All the types who criticised my comments should start to think of something of value in our wonderful world.
CaroleAH
16th Nov 2017
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We are thinking of something - someone actually, who is of great importance and relevance in our lives, AlexanderG2, which is why we have responded as we have!
AlexanderG2
16th Nov 2017
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Dear Linj. Yes you are perfectly correct I did make the mistake and should have written "I have never been in trouble in all of my 78 years". I noticed my mistake after I had sent the comment, but thought, just leave it in and see what replies would follow I am a devil that way.
linj
16th Nov 2017
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Guessed as much Alexander. 78years would have been an awful long time to be in trouble. Being a vegetarian sausage rolls will not be on my plate at Christmas.
ChrisW46
16th Nov 2017
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Rev Mark Edward's needs to remember that Jesus was disrespectful all on a regular basis in the gospels. As a Christian there are lots of things we could and should get upset about. This isn't one of them.
ecarg
16th Nov 2017
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Interesting the debate a sausage roll can cause.Sad that religion and believes can be held in such regard as to be more important than being a decent human being regardless of your religion or lack of it.I am not a christian and I am not devoid of what are considered "christian values" of humanity and kindness to whoever I come into contact with.I would rather consider myself as such than to be hypocrite in calling myself a christian but not displaying any of the virtues associated with the name.
Carol May
16th Nov 2017
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I think there are far worse things to be offended about in the world than this but then some people are offended by anything & everything.
RolandS
16th Nov 2017
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I'm sure no offence was intended. I think it is rather "tongue in cheek". The spirit of Christmas is ruined anyway by the retail industry. It starts at the end of August and as soon as the doors close on Christmas eve down come the decorations and out comes the valentine and easter rubbish. If anything, The trading standards people should look at this. Their sausage rolls are nowhere near that size!
linj
16th Nov 2017
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Would have found the advert less offensive and more humorous had the three wise men been offering the baby in the manger a sausage roll. Christians will turn the other cheek regarding this advert. Other religions would not be so forgiving.
MrsPat
16th Nov 2017
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Looking at the sausage roll and the rubbish for your heart that is in it I for one would not eat it if you paid me. Everyone can shock in this world. The clever ones make brilliant adverts that are remembered through time. I thought that was what the chaps in London agencies did, or at least they used to in their heyday.
Alicia
16th Nov 2017
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Yes I am offended, have the people at Greggs gone mad. This is an insult to Christians and Christmas.
Lionel
16th Nov 2017
7
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I'm displeased and disappointed a major food retailer in the UK must stoop so low to advertise it's poor quality products. Bad form chaps, one's put up a black there!

On a more serious note I do hope this is not the thin end of the wedge, although history suggests it might be. The Bible is quite clear in that Christians will be ridiculed and persecuted, never more than in the last days and these are the last days. Therefore we must brace ourselves for worse is to come.

I'm pleased we live in a society where there remains some free speech. But what remains of that so precious freedom carries with it responsibilities. One may not speak out or otherwise ridicule/villify another person or race or creed. It seems people like Greggs enjoy that freedom but shun the responsibility that comes with it.

If the Christians of the UK shunned Greggs their shareholders and bankers will be screaming at the board.
mick2e1hzm
16th Nov 2017
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Christmas has lost the true meaning now it's a way for the shops to make money, as for religions there are some thing that will offend one of the many we have in this country
countrybumpkin
17th Nov 2017
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The true meaning hasn’t been lost on me and millions of other Christians .
CatherineT4
16th Nov 2017
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I’m not offended,it’s just a bit of fun,but I don’t believe Greggs didn’t know they would cause controversy.A clever marketing ploy.No such thing as bad publicity!
Pauline52
16th Nov 2017
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I am a Christian. Does the ad offend me personally. No, not especially; there are more important things to worry about. As far as I can see, it is just another pathetic attempt to create free publicity by getting a controversial 'idea' into the media. To the (probably highly paid) PR people who came up with this stupidity, you should know that it isn't new. Mischievous 5 year-olds have been doing this kind of thing since time immemorial in a bid to gain kudos with their equally childish friends!

Grow Up for goodness sake! If you can't promote the product without deliberate attempts to offend, you've no right to be holding the job!
Lionel
16th Nov 2017
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Well said Pauline. I am a Christian too.
Pam1960
16th Nov 2017
6
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I do not hold any strong Christian beliefs but I think it is offensive to those who do. No faith should be mocked nor used for commercial gain. Again it just goes to show what the celebration of Christmas means to many. Another ad I find disturbing is the Currys ad where the parents are explaining that the family members will have to talk to each other and play games etc to find out it is a joke and have a huge tv. It is just telling kids Christmas is purely about receiving expensive presents. Even though I am not a strong believer I sometimes wish the majority of us had this faith and were less corrupted by commercialism
Mash
16th Nov 2017
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I think the majority of people are far too easily offended these days. See it for what it is, a bit of fun advertising.
GladysFriday
16th Nov 2017
5
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Personally, I am not offended by this because I do not hold any strong Christian beliefs. However, I am saddened on behalf of those people who do have a Faith because they are being ridiculed for that Faith - in this forum as well as in the wider media. It appears to have become fashionable to attack Christians. Is that because they are a 'soft' target - given the fact that any similar imagery aimed at ANY other religious following is likely to result in somewhat more than righteous indignation? May I, with respect, suggest that those people laughing from behind their keyboards show a little more understanding? Thank you.
DorothyH82
16th Nov 2017
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No worse than the other stuff that's being peddled in the name of baby Jesus.
AlexanderG2
16th Nov 2017
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I thought it was a bit of a laugh, considering nothing really happened in the baby manger story it is all just made up to sell things.
The clowns who really believe this stuff are deluded in their minds. I call myself a Christian as I like helping people everywhere, and have been trouble with the law in all of my 78years.
So good for "Gregg's" for for making me laugh.
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Alexander that is very insulting and you have no right to call yourself a Christian if you do not believe - a Christian is not just someone wanting to help or not getting into trouble - a Christian is a follower of Christ
CaroleAH
16th Nov 2017
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Absolutely right, Carol Ann.
CaroleAH
16th Nov 2017
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What an odd response, AlexanderG2. You seem to be suggesting that true Christians are deluded idiots and yet in the next sentence you say that you call yourself a Christian because you help other people. There are many men, women and children of many different faiths who help people and they do not feel it is necessary to be a Christian to do that.
Lionel
16th Nov 2017
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Lionel
16th Nov 2017
6
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Very well said Carol. Thank you.
Lionel
16th Nov 2017
5
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Like being controversial do we?

Frankly Alexander at any time in life, let alone at 78, I'd be more interested in making peace with God, not rattling his cage. We're all going to face Him, perhaps you sooner than me.
Wilf
16th Nov 2017
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Been in trouble with the law all of your 78 years Alexander? What are you a major criminal godfather or something??
linj
16th Nov 2017
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Hope AlexanderG2 mistyped and meant HAVE NOT been in trouble with the law in 78years.
Wilf
16th Nov 2017
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Yes Lionel funny how as people get older they start wondering about the afterlife a bit more. i am of the Buddist beliefs. Do good in this life and you will return in the next as an Eagle. If Alexander has been a bad man he may return as a chicken!
Wilf
16th Nov 2017
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That would make more sense!...yes I think you may be right!
Lionel
16th Nov 2017
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Delicious with bread sauce and a rich gravy. I'll ask the next butcher's chicken I buy about his name and past experiences. If he replies, you can call me Al, I'll go veggie.
Wilf
16th Nov 2017
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Brilliant Lionel-Yes ask the next chicken you eat at Tescos what did it do wrong in its last life?
Lionel
16th Nov 2017
1
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Just musing on your John Bull ... I was thinking during an utterly boring TV programme my wife is watching, what about a new take on Poirot?

We've had the definitive David Suchet so let's do something different. A Liverpudlian Poirot - most Brits wouldn't know the difference. Our Editor Sally would be cast as Miss Lemon, following her dazzling box office success as Miss Moneypenny I do an amazing take on Captain Hastings - Good Lord! - and we could cast Phillip Hammond to star as Inspector Japp.

If you piled on the pounds with dark chocolate and red wine, I'll temporarily slim down, though I think my lack of height might require some boxes for me to stand on. Seems like Hammond could be out on his ear soon so he'll be looking for a new source of income. How about Andrea Leadsom as Poirot's Russian love interest in the early episodes? Bedecked in expensive jewels and a flowing cape ... could you at least fein attraction?

I couldn't, not for any price.

Film it with hand cranked cameras, for authenticity you understand, not me being tight, in black and white. May even find a place for a Tesco's chicken.

Oh yes, this one's already got legs!
Wilf
16th Nov 2017
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Sounds like you could make £££millions Lionel. take the plot to Hollywood...or maybe Holyrood!!!
PaulT67
16th Nov 2017
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Try this advert at Ramadan if you dare Gregg's
Lionel
16th Nov 2017
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Good answer Paul. In fact, brilliant.
JaniceE
16th Nov 2017
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Yes I am offended and I don't find it at all funny. Jesus Christ is very real to me, he is my saviour and friend. As so many have said, we are so careful not to offend other faiths so why aren't Christians allowed to follow their Faith without this sort of thing? However God does not need me to defend Him, He is bigger than that!
ShirleyS56
16th Nov 2017
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It doesn’t offend me at all, but it wasn’t relevant.
CaroleAH
16th Nov 2017
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As a Christian, I am offended. The one and only reason for the celebration of Christmas is because that is the theoretical date of Jesus' birth. It is actually more likely that He was born in September because it would have been too cold and wet for the shepherds to have been out in the fields with their sheep in December. The Christian festival was amalgamated with the Pagan festival Yule to encourage the early Christians to stop celebrating both festivals! Would Greggs have used their distasteful campaign with any other religion's celebrations - e.g. seven sausage-rolls stuck in the Chanukah candelabra instead of candles? It's doubtful - we all know what happened at the Charlie Hebdo offices in France and the threats made against Salman Rushdie when they offended Islam. There are so many ways that Greggs could have advertised their products - how about a Christmas tree dripping with sausage rolls instead of decorations or Santa's sleigh filled with their confectionery - instead of mocking Christianity. Please, let's not forget why we have this special day of celebration - even if you don't believe.
MariaF5
16th Nov 2017
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Get tired of such a tiny minority complaining , why do we have to keep pussy footing around just in case some commercial or whatever upsets someone. I shall continue to give my custom to my local Greggs as always , to those petty few get a life or move to another country .
countrybumpkin
17th Nov 2017
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You don’t celebrate Christmas do you?If you do WHY?
Clydesdale
16th Nov 2017
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Religion means a lot to some people and I think this is a step too far. Would they have done the same related to other any religions without a backlash? Definitely not, so why go ahead with it? They got the advertising they set out to achieve.
ColinM8
16th Nov 2017
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Its one of the funniest things i have seen for a long time and it made me laugh, Greggs have made the sausage roll world famous.
PaulineM2
16th Nov 2017
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Just about sums up the attitude towards anyone who thinks Christmas is a religious celebration. If that is the best they can come up with they need a new advertising company.
Wilf
16th Nov 2017
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I thought Christmas was a religious celebration or am I missing something?
dingolynnie53
16th Nov 2017
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I just wonder why advertisers think it's always ok to poke fun at Christianity when they wouldn't dream of doing such a thing to any other religion for fear of major retaliation?
Christmas is commercialised enough without this unnecessary and sick humour directed at it.
Wilf
16th Nov 2017
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I agree its only because the Brits are so used to making fun of each other and the world in general they get away with it
[email protected]
16th Nov 2017
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I would prefer they used a nicer way to to advertise their product ,they have achieved their aim because it’s caused controversy
Stafilos
16th Nov 2017
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It's a bit of fun, it brought a smile to my face. disrespectful no.
PennyM6
16th Nov 2017
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Doubly offended as of course Jesus was born Jewish! Or is being anti semetic ok these days? As a Christian I'm turning the other cheek
Lionel
16th Nov 2017
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I share your displeasure Penny. I am born and raised a Jew before being required by the Jewish Messiah to follow Him in my late teens.

My Jewish grand parents instilled in me that we would be persecuted - it wasn't long after the end of the War. My Bible tells me the Body will be persecuted and killed in the end times, and we're in the end times now.

Whilst I'm pleased to live in a country of some free speech, I do hope this isn't the thin end of the wedge.
ElizabethS29
16th Nov 2017
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How can you be offended, first time I can remember seeing the nativity in an advert for years. No doubt I will be put right quickly enough.
Beamer006
16th Nov 2017
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We can either make fun of any religion or none - Imagine if Greggs had made a joke of another religion , we wouldn’t even be having this conversation , there would have been a massive outcry .
Respecting other faiths and beliefs is integral to a multi cultural country and that includes Christianity
Wilf
16th Nov 2017
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I have to say I think this is in very poor taste (probably like the sausages themselves). Christmas and the Christmas message is very special and stupid adverts like this just demean the meaning of Christmas. And no before you ask I am not some old prude but a very open minded Brit who has a great sense of humour!
NorfolkBroad
16th Nov 2017
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I'm not 'offended' by this advert - but would agree that it is in poor taste. We are seeing less and less of the religious side of Christmas, both in cards and in anything advertising it, so it is sad that the one time someone thinks to use a religious context in an advertisement they do it in such poor taste. Save the sausage roll plug for holly, ivy and reindeer!
old teenager
16th Nov 2017
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This is pathetic there are to many do-gooders,it is Christmas, time for joy and festive fun.
Hosey
16th Nov 2017
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Spot on old teenager
PennyM6
16th Nov 2017
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Would that be 'too' many?
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Yes Christmas is a time for joy and fun but dont forget the real reason for the season - keep Christ in Christmas or there is no point to it at all
Lionel
16th Nov 2017
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Carol, Christ has been taken out of Christmas and we're left with just Winterfest.

Not in my household - He's very much at the centre of proceedings.
DonaldA4
16th Nov 2017
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In todays world were we hear daaily about the senseless slaughter of people aroynd the world .and daily grim news in general .it really made me laugh and smile .its light hearted fun and it lfted the day from cruel news around the world
sainteelinda
16th Nov 2017
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Do we not have a sense of humour any more
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we can have a sense of humour without being disrespectful
JohnB212
16th Nov 2017
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I'm more offended that it wasn't a stake bake !!
Hosey
16th Nov 2017
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PennyM6
16th Nov 2017
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Haha stake for vampires? Now that IS funny!
HeatherV
16th Nov 2017
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Would that be steak
MosieB
16th Nov 2017
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They achieved what they wanted, publicity - but I’m pretty sure they will be remembered for their bad taste
The majority won’t be offended by it but they should be. Remember what Christmas is about, don’t make a mockery of it. So sad that the season is now all about spending and receiving with the real reason all but forgotten
LindsayC2
16th Nov 2017
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Whilst I wouldn’t go as far as to say I’m offended I do however think it’s in poor taste. Nowadays we are moving further and further away from the true meaning and history of what Christmas is all about .. don’t get me wrong I’m not religious really in any way but how often now do we see a true nativity? These are always modernised in some way. It would be nice for a company to have an advert showing the true meaning of Christmas without a silly “twist” such as a sausage roll instead of Jesus
LizW157
16th Nov 2017
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Good old British sense of humour!
ecarg
16th Nov 2017
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Unfortunately it's set out what it intended to do and has created maximum publicity.It is tasteless as I suspect the sausage roll is to .
AnneF72
16th Nov 2017
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Totally offensive advert. What are they thinking of.
Pete H
16th Nov 2017
5
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It doesn't offend me (its quite amusing really) but it's just another example of the true meaning of Christmas being stretched to flog stuff we don't really need! Every brand and store is doing it but just not as in your face as Greggs!!
Marley444
16th Nov 2017
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I can't decide if I am or I'm not offended. On balance I do think it is bad taste - excuse the punn! One thing is for sure it's a great bit of publicity for Greggs ... and there is no way I would buy a sausage roll or their advent calendar anyway!

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