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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
Hijab-wearing Barbie causes controversy on Twitter

Hijab-wearing Barbie causes controversy on Twitter

Fashion, Featured
Debuted yesterday at Glamour's 2017 Women of the Year Summit, the first hijab-wearing Barbie doll stirred up the people on Twitter. https://www.instagram.com/p/BbcW30QD8Q7/?taken-by=barbie Modelled after Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first Muslim-American woman to compete in hijab at the Olympics, the progressive Barbie is part of annual “Shero” line. The collection celebrates inspiring females who challenge the status quo and infused other women the courage to do the same. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbce3H-BvfW/?taken-by=ibtihajmuhammad The Mattel’s attempt to design a more inclusive and representative Barbie doll set the Twitter on fire. For some, the revolutionary initiative was just about to happen. https://twitter.com/MuslimIQ/status/930263900662136832 https://
Poppy fascism: What is it?

Poppy fascism: What is it?

News, UK, World
Words: Leanne Hall | Subbed: Brenda Zini   Poppy Appeal is one of the leading charities that help rehabilitate soldiers after deployment. However, over the recent years, an increasing number of people are choosing not to wear poppies. Remembrance Sunday is a day that originally marks the lives of those fallen on the battlefield during WW1 and WW2. It is officially thought of as a reminder to those who gave us a free, democratic country. It is also a mark of respect to those who have served in the army after this time, so why are there so many people against it? The red poppy is thought to have lost its original identity. Many people see it as a sign of patriotism, a true mark of how British you really are. And if you don’t wear it? You aren’t proud to be British, and you d
Somebody threatened to expose Sia’s nudes but she responded in the best way

Somebody threatened to expose Sia’s nudes but she responded in the best way

Celebrity, News
The singer best known for keeping herself to herself with long wigs, discovered that a mystery person was attempting to sell nude photographs of her. https://twitter.com/whipithansen/status/927727744791732224 The person with the images informed a fan: “If you make the purchase it will be unblurred and you’ll receive an additional 14 images.” The image looks as though it’s a paparazzi shot, which has been taken from behind, but the source is still unknown. An early Christmas present from Sia on Monday night and a read between the lines message for the ‘nude business person’... Want to sell my nude? HAVE IT FOR FREE. https://twitter.com/sia/status/927726442154098688 She cleverly added the title of her latest album at the end of her tweet 'Everyday is Christmas' - she may a
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