Sydney Burger Bar Slammed For Insensitive Post About Jesus Getting Hammered At Easter
As Easter approaches, people are preparing to get rip-roaring drunk, attend church and eat tons of chocolate.
As such, brands, companies and restaurants are gearing up to sell their products and food to cater for people being off for four days.
But it seems as though one Sydney burger bar has taken it too far with their Easter promotion.
Mary's Newtown is an institution for some, banging out some of the best burgers in the city, but they've come under fire from Christians and lay people for an 'insensitive' post about Easter.
On their Facebook page, they wrote: "Jesus got hammered for his sins, you can too."
It also shows Jesus holding a ciggie and a tinnie of beer. It's clear to see why it's caused such a stir and people have even said they're never returning to the restaurant.
Sarah wrote: "You have guaranteed I will never set foot in your doors with your disrespectful post about Jesus. Absolutely disgusting to talk about the Saviour of the world the Lord Jesus in that way. Also, in case you don't know, Jesus didn't have any sins."
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Michael added: "Your comments re Christianity and Jesus were disgusting, even if your establishment isn't Christian have the decency to respect everyone. You guys should be ashamed."
According to news.com.au, the Orthodox Christianity Facebook group encouraged their followers to post negative reviews and angry messages on the Mary's page.
Mary's co-owner Jake Smyth told The Daily Telegraph: "We took it down because people started to make threats of rape and murder."
It's similar to the outrage caused when a pop-up Melbourne burger bar was selling a burger with a white line of garlic powder on top, mimicking cocaine.
The restaurant, affectionately called Pablo Escoburgers (see what they did there), came under fire after their Patron burger went viral.
It looks like your run of the mill burger except it's topped with a line of white powder looking a lot like cocaine, and of course it's finished off with a fake $100 American bill.
On top of that, you can buy the vegetarian burger, which comes with salt encased in a white baggie that, again, looks very much like cocaine. Oh, and there's a spoon waiting inside.
The co-owner of the restaurant, Vaughn Marks, said their establishment was given a 2-star rating on Facebook because, he claims, a bunch of angry Colombians downvoted him for glorifying Escobar.
Featured Image Credit: Marys Burgers Facebook
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