Tesco’s New Christmas Ad Features Muslims – Some People Aren’t Happy

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Some racist Tesco customers are boycotting the store because of its latest Christmas ad featuring Muslims.

Tesco’s latest advertisement featuring Muslims celebrating Christmas is receiving intense backlash from certain corners of social media. Several Twitter users are promoting the hashtag #Boycotttesco, just because U.K.’s biggest supermarket celebrates diversity in its advert.

Tesco released its latest commercial as a part of its "Everyone's Welcome" campaign showing people from different walks of life celebrating the festival as they feast over a turkey from the supermarket.

The inclusive Christmas advert shows a black family, a same sex couple, a single parent family and a stressed mother ordering people out of her kitchen while she prepares a turkey.

 

Ironically, some bigoted customers demand Tesco take down the ad because the company featured Muslim hijabi women exchanging gifts purchased from the store among their Christian neighbors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controversial website Brietbart also aimed at Tesco for featuring “Sikhs, gay dads, hijabi muslims — but no visible Christianity.”

They don’t know what diversity means. People of different religions celebrated Christmas on a cultural level and have for a long time. It seems like the only problem the haters have is because a brown woman wearing the hijab is being showcased offering festive cheers.

Despite the hate, many customers stepped forward to support Tesco’s message of inclusiveness and diversity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tesco also issued an official statement, “Everyone is welcome at Tesco this Christmas and we’re proud to celebrate the many ways our customers come together over the festive season.”

“We want our customers to know that however they choose to do Christmas, and no matter what they need, we can help — Everyone’s Welcome at Tesco.”

The supermarket also said it “will celebrate the many ways we come together at Christmas, and how food sits at the heart of it all.”

Note to all the haters: How many times have Christmas ads promoted Christian symbolism? It is 2017, and about time to accept integration, and rejoice in all celebrations of Christmas.

Thumbnail Credits: Reuters, Luke MacGregor

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