Marks & Spencer , also known as M&S, one of the largest British retail clothing and food companies, on Wednesday deleted an advert and tendered apology over “hurt caused” by it.
Many people were clueless as to why the apology was sought and what was the advert all about.
Story is that Marks and Spencer on Wednesday posted an advert which a large number of people thought showed the colors of the Palestinian flag being burnt.
After receiving backlash online, the company deleted Instagram and Twitter posts featuring the ad and tendered an apology.
It also issued a statement to clarify that it had no intention of showing in the ad what was seen by some people.
M&S statement said: “Today 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 sliver 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 apologize for any unintentional hurt cause.”