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Burger King to withdraw and apologise for advert depicting Hindu Godess Lakshmi seated on a meat Burger.

We, the undersigned, demand that Burger King withdraw their advertisement now being shown in Spain, depicting the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi seated on a meat burger; and a public apology for the same be issued by Burger King. The Spanish caption “LA MERIENDA ES SAGRADA” in the advert reads 'A Snack that is Sacred' or “SNACK IS SACRED” when translated to English.The advertisement is a rip off of the popular image of Goddess Lakshmi sitting on a lotus. Goddess Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth and is the consort of Lord Vishnu according to the Hindu Faith. The Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped as one of the most popular deities in Hindu religion and is the patron deity of traders.The advertisement is no doubt inappropriate and insulting and deeply hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus. It must be remembered that majority of Hindus are vegetarians and cow is worshipped as sacred animal in Hinduism. It is shocking to know of the audacity of Burger King to insult one of the most popular deities in one of the oldest religions in the world.We believe and consider this advert to be way beyond humorous and beyond the limits of tolerance for a practical analogy aimed at pure commercial benefit.This advertisement knowingly and intentionally using the sacred symbols of Hinduism and its religious tradition for purely commercial purposes is most offensive in and of itself. Compounding this insult is the use of the sacred image for the sale of a meat product.Burger King's judgment in associating a burger with a Hindu goddess is absolutely appalling.We demand withdrawal of the Burger King advert and an apology for such thoughtless advertisement, which insults the faith of billions of Hinduism followers all over the world.We do not believe that any one should be allowed to utilise a sacred a religious symbol for commercial benefits, especially in such an insulting manner. We ask that Burger King withdraw the advert mentioned above and issue a public apology to the followers of Hinduism-----------------------------Petitioners please note, you will need to confirm your signature or your signature will not appear; you’ll receive an email from epetitions.net, and you will need to click on the link in the email to verify that you have given an authentic email address. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose.

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