UK-based brand Marks and Spencer (M&S) apologised for a controversial picture from their Christmas advert that was posted on their Instagram page, reports The Express.
As British retailers start to release their festive adverts, M&S ended up in hot water over a picture posted on their Instagram account of burning green and red paper hats that resembled the Palestinian flag.
The outrage on social media caused the supermarket to delete the post.
M&S released a statement reading, “Today (November 1) we shared an outtake image from our Christmas Clothing and Home advert, which was recorded in August. It showed traditional, festive coloured red, green and silver Christmas paper party hats in a fire grate. While the intent was to playfully show that some people just don’t enjoy wearing paper Christmas hats over the festive season, we have removed the post following feedback and we apologise for any unintentional hurt caused.”.