M&S chocolate Easter bunny’s 'suggestive' pose goes viral
Marks and Spencer is considered one of the go-to places for Brits seeking Easter treats but the high street giant's latest invention, has left shoppers blushing.
This year, the chain has introduced a £6 Yoga Bunny to its shelves – a chocolate rabbit performing a downward dog on a mat made from raspberry nibs. So far, so innocent.
But upon further inspection, the chocolate bunny soon went viral with customers flocking to social media to call out its seemingly sexual stance:
— Christian (@lockyerc) March 9, 2019
— E.s.T.H.e.R. (@EstherLingPhoto) March 20, 2019
One Marks and Spencer sales assistant joked on Twitter, "Prayers for those of us who have to try and sell this product with a straight face appreciated."
Prayers for those of us who have to try and sell this product with a straight face appeciated Fr. Also, if you haven't yet seen the 'Yoga Bunny' egg M&S has brought out, I unwillinging draw your attention to it...https://t.co/vQlQd4z8Ep
— TinyHead (@nick_benn11) February 8, 2019
While another tweeted: "The M&S Yoga Bunny Easter egg is very 'door's on the latch, find me upstairs'."
The M&S Yoga Bunny Easter egg is very "door's on the latch, find me upstairs." pic.twitter.com/RWs39APbCY
— ＭＩＫＥ👨🏻🦰 (@_MP88_) February 13, 2019
But Marks and Spencer were quick to defend the Yoga Bunny, as the company replied to claims that the rabbit is in a suggestive position:
Suggestive? It's merely a bunny in the "downwards-facing dog" yoga position, Christian!
— M&S (@marksandspencer) March 9, 2019
Though it's not the first time the British store has been teased for its not-so-well-thought-out marketing schemes.
Last Valentine's Day, Marks and Spencer introduced the 'Love Sausage' – a heart-shaped pork sausage wrapped in bacon.
Despite hoping it would make the perfect breakfast accompaniment, the Valentine's-themed breakfast understandably left social media users in hysterics:
Morning, you're really opening yourselves up for real innuendo today with your 'love sausage' 🤦🏻♂️😂
— Bruce Devlin (@BruceDevlin) February 7, 2019
Does your wife like a love sausage? Know what I mean?
Nudge Nudge / wink wink pic.twitter.com/VZHTqTcygR
— Chris Jones (@wurzelofoz) February 7, 2019
All publicity is good publicity, right?
- This article first appeared on Yahoo