Lord Jagannath’s Photo On KitKat Wrappers; Netizens Furious, Company Says Recalling Packs

Published by
OB Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Pictures of Lord Jagannath on KitKat wrappers has sparked a controversy.

Drawing the attention of Nestlé, furious netizens asked the company, which makes KitKat, to stop it immediately, saying it had hurt religious sentiments.

The company has issued a statement saying it was withdrawing these packs from the market.

“KitKat travel break packs are meant to celebrate beautiful local destinations. Last year we wanted to celebrate the culture of Odisha with designs on packs representing ‘Pattachitra’, an art form uniquely identifiable by its vivid imagery,” said Nestlé in a statement.

“The visual was inspired by the government tourism website. We wanted to encourage people to know about the art & its artisans. Our past campaigns have also shown that consumers like to collect & keep such beautiful designs,” it said.

“We do understand the sensitivity of the matter and regret if we have inadvertently hurt anyone’s sentiment. With immediate action, we had already initiated the withdrawal of these packs from the market. We thank you for your understanding and support,” it added.

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

Jugjugg Jiyo: Now, Pakistani Singer Accuses Karan Johar Of Plagiarism

Mumbai: Jugjugg Jiyo, the upcoming film of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, has run into another…

May 23, 2022

Three-Time Lok Sabha MP From Bhubaneswar Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Veteran communist leader and former Bhubaneswar MP Sivaji Patnaik passed away on Monday afternoon.…

May 23, 2022

COVID-19 Has Created A New Billionaire Every 30 Hours: Oxfam Report

New Delhi: A new billionaire has emerged every 30 hours during the COVID-19 pandemic, according…

May 23, 2022

Couple Die In Car-Bike Collision On Way To Attend Wedding In Odisha

Bargarh: A man and his wife died after the motorcycle they were riding collided head-on…

May 23, 2022

‘You Will Be Transferred To Malkangiri’ Remark: Odisha Cong Activists Burn Posters Of Cuttack Mayor

Nabarangpur: Youth Congress activists of Nabarangpur district on Monday burned posters of Cuttack Mayor Subash…

May 23, 2022

Sarat Pattanayak To Helm Congress In Odisha After 18 Years

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to all speculations, Congress high command on Monday appointed senior leader…

May 23, 2022