Tesco hits back as customers slam Christmas advert for featuring Muslim family

by Super User
Tesco has issued a statement following comments made online about its 2017 Christmas advert Supermarket giant has issued a statement following its Christmas advert which was slammed because it features a Muslim family. One scene in the minute-long advert sparked angry comments as it shows a Muslim family preparing to get festive and exchanging Christmas gifts. However, some haven’t been left impressed with the heart-warming yuletide campaign. One Twitter user, whose bio suggests they are a devout Christian, revealed they felt “very offended".They wrote: “@Tesco why are you showing Muslims celebrating Christmas in your advert. That’s just wrong, we all know they don’t!!”Another tweeted: “I wonder will they have a white family celebrating a Muslim holiday…political correctness is ruining this country. Tesco have lost my £.”Another wrote: “I always thought muslims didn't celebrate Christmas? Why does the Tesco advert show them celebrating Christmas?”Tesco then issued a statement that read: “Everyone is welcome at Tesco this Christmas and we’re proud to celebrate the many ways our customers come together over the festive season.” The chain added that the Christmas campaign “will celebrate the many ways we come together at Christmas, and how food sits at the heart of it all.”

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