A Woolworths mud cake had shoppers in an uproar on Father’s Day.
The chocolate cake with icing reading ‘Special Person’s Day’ was photographed sitting with a pile of others prepared for sale in the lead-up to the national day for celebrating male roles models.
Other cakes had white icing reading ‘dad’ and ‘pop’, with only one bearing the controversial alternative tribute.
A photo was shared on social media and reposted more than a hundred times to the supermarket’s Facebook page, with most shoppers outraged, shared Daily Mail.
Many shoppers, either on Wooloworths’ page or elsewhere on social media, vowed to never shop at the retail giant again.
Woolworths said it was investigating the display but that it ‘appears to be a one-off incident’.
‘We’re currently looking into this display with our store teams. We want to re-assure you that we’re helping all customers across Australia celebrate Father’s Day as seen from our store displays, products and recipe ideas,’ it said.
Dr Red Ruby Scarlet is pushing for the annual day on the first Sunday in September to be renamed so children without fathers aren’t offended. Read more on that HERE.
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