U.K. supermarket accused of ‘cultural vandalism’

Morrisons advertised its low price for a baguette on a nearly sacred statue of an angel in the town of Gateshead, England. People are furious.

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We’re sorry if you thought we got carried away by shining a baguette on the Angel of the North and apologize unreservedly to those to whom we have caused offense. We were trying something different which was meant to put a smile on people’s faces but clearly it wasn’t to everybody’s tastes. We’re so proud of our northern roots and the last thing we want to do is offend anybody.

You can see the stunt (and opinions of it) in multiple tweets:

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