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Cadbury drops name ‘Easter’ from annual Egg Hunt in the U.K.; British P.M. criticizes them, and they partially relent, re-emphasizing Easter in marketing

05 Apr

Theresa May is making Britain Great again! 🙂

Theresa May has described the decision to drop the word Easter from the name of Cadbury and National Trust egg hunts as “absolutely ridiculous”.

Her comments come after the Archbishop of York said calling the event the Cadbury Egg Hunt was like “spitting on the grave” of the firm’s Christian founder, John Cadbury.

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The annual egg hunts at National Trust properties around the country over the Easter weekend have been run in partnership with Cadbury for 10 years. About 300 will be taking place this year.

The event has previously been called an “Easter Egg Trail” but this year it has been promoted as “Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt”. Both organisations do refer to Easter within their promotional adverts.

Mrs May told ITV News: “I’m not just a vicar’s daughter – I’m a member of the National Trust as well.

“I think the stance they have taken is absolutely ridiculous. I don’t know what they are thinking about frankly. Easter’s very important… It’s a very important festival for the Christian faith for millions across the world.”


So, a small, partial victory in the culture war.

And hey, at least they didn’t try to call them spring / springtime {festivity} spheres

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Posted by on April 5, 2017 in Fuck Yeah!, good news, The Kulturkampf

 

7 responses to “Cadbury drops name ‘Easter’ from annual Egg Hunt in the U.K.; British P.M. criticizes them, and they partially relent, re-emphasizing Easter in marketing

  1. feeriker

    April 5, 2017 at 12:33 am

    …the Archbishop of York said calling the event the Cadbury Egg Hunt was like “spitting on the grave” of the firm’s Christian founder, John Cadbury.

    Leave it to a senior official of the Anglican “church” to miss the point entirely.

    Hey, assclown: how about the fact that they’re spitting on the (empty) grave of the Founder of the Faith whose resurrection is celebrated on the same day
    as this abominable pagan ritual involving chocolate eggs? Or does He not factor into that sham state-worshiping cult you’re a part of?

    Seriously, is anybody surprised anymore by the godless nuttiness emanating out of that graveyard once known as England? I’m sorry, but I no longer believe salvation of “Great” Britain is possible. The rot is too advanced.

     
  2. Will S.

    April 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    More Brit corporate tone-deafness:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39587226

     

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