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Greggs advent calendar swaps Jesus for a sausage roll

Greggs advent calendar swaps Jesus for a sausage roll

Food
Bakery chain Greggs has apologised for substituting Jesus for a sausage roll in an image for its first ever advent calendar. The nativity scene, depicting the three wise men gathered around the crib with a sausage roll inside, is said to have offended Christians and commercialised religious themes. In a statement featured in a BBC Newsbeat report, Greggs said: “We’re really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention.” The controversial image is part of the promotional material for its advent calendar, featuring a collection of festive scenes with a Greggs’ makeover, which goes on sale next Monday in selected Greggs shops across the UK for £24. Following an engaging public response on social media, Greggs received accusations of offensive commercialisation
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