Marks & Spencer Christmas ad makes people angry – level 1

09-11-2023 07:00

Every year, people are excited about Mark and Spencer’s Christmas ad. But this year, some people are not happy with it.

M&S puts a picture on Instagram. The picture shows Christmas party hats in the colors of the Palestinian flag. The hats are burning. M&S explains that it is just a funny picture from their TV ad. They want to show that some people do not like paper Christmas hats. They make the ad in August before the Israel-Gaza conflict starts. M&S says that the hats are usual Christmas colors, like red, green, and silver. They say sorry.

Some people are upset. They do not like the picture, but others say that the picture is okay.

Difficult words: ad (a short spot which sells a product or service), flag (a colorful piece of cloth which represents a country), conflict (a fight).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think about M&S' Christmas ad and how they depicted the colors of the Palestinian flag?


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