Chocolate maker Cadbury accused of 'airbrushing' Easter and Twitter can't even
As Easter approaches, children in the UK are looking forward to the annual Cadbury Egg Hunt, which will take place at around 300 National Trust properties.
The year the festivities have been hit by a religious controversy led by the Church of England and the Archbishop of York.
The chocolate giant has been
accused of "airbrushing faith" from the annual event after dropping the word Easter. According to the Telegraph, the hunt was previously called an "Easter Egg Trail" but this year it has been renamed the "Great British Egg Hunt".
Prime Minister Theresa May even weighed in saying the decision to not mention the religious festivity in the title is "absolutely ridiculous".
The word "Easter" is in fact mentioned several times on the National Trust webpage for the event. But it doesn't feature on the logo.
Cadbury also pointed out that the word 'Easter' is used several times by both organizations.
Many people on Twitter responded with sarcasm and said it was much ado about nothing:
Twitter loses it over Cadbury 'egg' hunt
Has the C of E visited the Cadbury and National Trust website? Mentions Easter a few times. A lot of moaning over nothing 😕
Yes the National Trust have ERASED the word ‘Easter’ from their egg hunt and it isn't, for example, LITERALLY THE B… https://t.co/OZkQXfPjxv
Yep, the @nationaltrust really is abandoning Easter. As these plugs for "cough" Easter prove on its web page… https://t.co/YU2QxhV5k6
FAO all offended people:
The National Trust and Cadbury websites mention Easter on their homepage.
The Church of En… https://t.co/woDBQIShmy
Next up after this brutal face off on 'WWE National Institution Smackdown', Mary Berry goes medieval on the RNLI https://t.co/VkDEjwjMHj
can't believe Cadbury is hiding Easter from us in big letters https://t.co/DmPZXOgwCe
Downing St has the time to wade into this National Trust / Cadbury egg hunt non-story, but doesn't have the time to… https://t.co/5ImlcZ4RDX
For the record, the National Trust and Cadbury's haven't dropped the word 'Easter'. Church of England and PM are pe… https://t.co/oE7CHglByd
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