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These Easter Eggs Have Offended Some Christians

This is the Starbucks cup thing all over again.

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Christmas has come and gone for another year, but that doesn't mean there's not stuff to be offended about. Introducing the WAR ON EASTER!

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Chocolate maker Cadbury has upset some Christians in the U.K. after a newspaper this week published a story claiming the company had "banned" the word Easter from its packaging to avoid offending non-Christians.

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It's certainly true the word "Easter" doesn't appear very prominently on some Cadbury packaging.

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But the word definitely isn't "banned." You can still buy products that read "Happy Easter"...

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There's an entire Easter section on the Cadbury website...

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The website's home page also urges buyers to "Get ready for EASTER"...

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And the company's social media accounts are certainly pro-Easter.

Easter's nearly here, and that means one thing... CADBURY MINI EGGS! #FreeTheJoy https://t.co/lBGUfVnjo0

"Most of our Easter eggs don't say Easter or egg on the front as we don't feel the need to tell people this — it is very obvious through the packaging that it is an Easter egg," a Cadbury spokesperson told the Independent.

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But this hasn't pleased some Easter fans, who have berated the company on Twitter:

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People are MAD.

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OUTRAGED.

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OFFENDED.

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ASHAMED

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FUMING.

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SERIOUSLY FUMING.

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A very patient social media manager is currently replying to everyone who tweets at the company, explaining that "Easter" is written on the back of the eggs.

Spare a thought for the poor fucker running the @CadburyUK Twitter account today. 👏🏻

What a hero.

@CadburyUK I am very sorry, person currently replying to all these messages. Here's a picture of a kitten.

Let's just be sure we don't forget the real purpose of Easter: being allowed to eat as much chocolate as you want.

David Mack is a deputy director of breaking news for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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