The huge mistake in the Lidl Christmas advert
It’s that time of year. First John Lewis with their Christmas advert, then Sainsbury’s and now we’ve got Lidl’s. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it below. However, there’s a huge mistake in the Lidl Christmas advert that omnis, vegetarians and vegans are all picking up on.
Is it the first thing we can all agree on?
Lidl have made a big cock up. Search on Twitter and you’ll struggle to see anyone say anything nice about the advert. Have you been able to guess why yet?
Lidl show the Turkey’s to be happy, emotional animals yet at the end we see a dead bird on the table. The typical Christmas scene, celebrating the death of an animal and holding your desire for taste above the value you apply to a living beings life.
The choice of storyline is completely baffling.
The Lidl advert where they show how well they look after their turkeys and then celebrate by eating one is sending out quite mixed messages.
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) November 19, 2016
the Lidl Christmas advert is so dumb… ‘no turkeys held prisoners!!’ Ok but you murder and eat them…no prisoners tho so it’s all dandy
— Kirstie (@KirstieBrittain) November 19, 2016
So confused why Lidl thinks it’s acceptable to have an advert that shows how “well” turkeys are treated but then shows them being eaten
— claudia (@claudiasugs) November 14, 2016
Nice to know Debbie in the Lidl advert is concerned about the welfare of turkeys this Christmas… Until she’s hungry. Says it all really.
— Abbie (@abbieshipperley) November 14, 2016
They’re saying, sure we treat animals right and then proceed to slit their throats before we cook them and eat their flesh. What happens if we change the word ‘animals’ to ‘humans’? Sounds pretty sadistic right? Humans and animals are the same.
that lidl turkey advert……….how thick can you be
— seth (@napalm_seth) November 14, 2016
Lidl wins saddest (& most vile) Christmas advert. Lets all be cheerful because you show turkeys living happily before you slaughter them. 😠😷
— A b i g a i l (@swanabi) November 13, 2016
What stupid cunts at Lidl thought it’d be a clever idea to use live turkeys in their Christmas advert and then show them cooked????
— James Parker (@JamesSWParker) November 13, 2016
This is the biggest holocaust the planet has ever witnessed and 95% of people stand by and think their food choices are ok. Lidl have done us a bit of a favour here and clearly demonstrated the huge hypocrisy in most people’s beliefs.
The huge mistake in Lidl’s Christmas advert has certainly done them more harm than good.