Pub cracks ‘disgusting’ Jesus joke to advertise Easter hours and sparks backlash
For many people, the Bank Holiday weekend means one thing – boozing.
Capitalising on this, one pub is now facing an ugly backlash after advertising its Easter opening hours.
Running with an Easter theme, Mary’s Newtown in Sydney also included an off-colour joke about Jesus.
Yesterday, the pub shared a picture of Jesus holding a cigarette and a beer with the caption: "Jesus got hammered for his sins, you can too."
Within moments the post was inundated with outraged comments, prompting the pub to later delete it.
Things then escalated further. According to Yahoo News , the Orthodox Christianity Facebook page urged its followers to hit back and post negative comments about the pub.
Brothers and sisters, PLEASE give this place a bad rating, they are Mocking our Lord Jesus Christ," the group asked.
Unfortunately for the pub, they soon got slammed by bad reviews, with only a handful revealing the real reason for the poor ratings.
One read: "Mary’s Newtown was my local burger joint (being that it’s only up the road from my place) until today. I am extremely disgusted and appalled by the distasteful and disrespectful advertising for the Easter period.
"You've lost a customer (and probably a lot more) by that ignorant stunt."
"For you to post something disrespectful about Jesus when the majority of your clients are believers. It’s a kick in the guts. You lost me as a client,” another person added.
Mary’s co-owner, Jake Smyth, told The Daily Telegraph the post wasn't meant to offend anyone.
"We took it down because people started to make threats of rape and murder," he said.
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