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Giant Food Apologizes for ‘Super Spreader’ Thanksgiving Ad

Grocery store chain Giant Food has issued an apology for running an ad that promoted “super spread” platters for Thanksgiving.

The full-page ad, which pictured a number of food platters, read, “Hosting? Plan a super spread.” Since the ad appeared earlier this week, the company has been fielding calls from people complaining about Giant Food’s insensitivity and the fact that Thanksgiving gatherings have been discouraged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a company rep says.

In a statement issued Wednesday, the company wrote, “We apologize for our advertisement which used the language Super Spread to describe an abundance of food. While, in hindsight, the choice of words was a poor one, Giant had no intentions of insensitivity.”

Even if people are being a little over-sensitive, shouldn’t the company have known that? Are you offended by the ad?


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