Lifestyle

Social media in uproar after employees of two popular bakeries in Karachi refused to write ‘Merry Christmas’ on cakes

Following social media outcry, management says it was the act of an individual and not company policy.

merry christmas on cakesBakeries in Karachi refused to write ‘Merry Christmas’ on cakes | OyeYeah News
Views

Social media has been in uproar after employees of two popular bakeries in Karachi refused to write ‘Merry Christmas’ on cakes ordered by customers!

Thursday saw the Twitter timeline flooded with messages criticizing the conduct of bakery employees who refused to write ‘Merry Christmas’ on cakes.

https://twitter.com/ShamilaGhyas/status/1473653716062326791?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1473653716062326791%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geo.tv%2Flatest%2F389289-social-media-condemns-karachi-bakery-for-refusing-to-write-merry-christmas-on-a-cake

However, as being reported, an official from one of the bakeries responded to the ongoing criticism, by describing it as an “act of an individual”.

“At the moment, we are taking action against him. It was done in an individual capacity and is not company policy. It may have been done due to lack of education and awareness that ‘Merry Christmas’ means wishing someone a happy Christmas, nothing else,” the Delizia bakery in question said in a statement.

The incident has left many people expressing their anger and sharing disappointment via messages on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/ahsanzawar/status/1473547743243091968

https://twitter.com/_hiraasim/status/1473928063863906310

https://twitter.com/ambreenhaider01/status/1473593604606074884

On the other hand, a person claiming to be an eyewitness of the incident shared in a post on Facebook that staff at a bakery in Clifton’s Bokhari Commercial area had similarly refused to write Merry Christmas on a customer’s cake, stating that they were following “management instructions” in this regard.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.