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Bakery Apologizes For Replacing Baby Jesus With Sausage Roll In Nativity Photo

For some reason, the holiday season always seems to come with some of the more bizarre controversies out there. Starbucks recently caught some flack for their latest holiday cup controversy, as we've come to expect every year. However, this photo conundrum involving a sausage roll and Baby Jesus takes the Christmas pudding as the strangest of 2017 so far.

Greggs, a British bakery chain, released a series of photos to promote their annual coupon Advent calendar. Included in the set of photos was the iconic Nativity scene, but with a curious twist. The three wise men were offering up their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh not to the newborn King, but to a partially eaten sausage roll.

Of course, several groups were quick to blast the image as "anti-Christian" and called for a boycott of Greggs as a result.

Many people, including Christians, actually found the photo and ensuing controversy to be  over the top hilarious.

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In a statement to The Northern Echo, Greggs apologized for the inadvertent Baby Jesus sausage roll mishap, saying "We’re really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention."