German Humor

So, there’s this:

According to the Telegraph, customers of budget supermarket Lidl have expressed outrage after the company airbrushed Christian symbols from packaging of its “Eridanous”-branded Greek-food line, which featured images of the Anastasis Church in Santorini, Greece, in order to remain “religiously neutral,” as the company claimed.

Pretty typical PC crap, and no, that’s not the rare German sense of humor showing itself. Let’s see about this part:

“We have been selling our highly popular Eridanous own-label range in Lidl stores across Europe for over 10 years now, and in that time the design of the packaging has been through a number of updates.

“We are extremely sorry for any offence caused by the most recent artwork and would like to reassure our customers that this is not an intentional statement. In light of this we will ensure that all feedback is taken into consideration when redesigning future packaging.”

Nope, not yet.

“‘Our intention has never been to shock,” said the supermarket’s spokesman.

“We avoid the use of religious symbols on our packaging to maintain neutrality in all religions.

‘If it has been perceived differently, we apologize to those who may have been shocked.’”

In other words, we’re sorry you’re pissed. That right there is some Teutonic trolling.

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