Woke bakery removes the cross from popular Easter pastry and we have a guess as to why
A bakery in Brisbane, Australia decided to remove a somewhat crucial part of Hot Cross Buns - the cross. It also renamed them "Easter time buns," due to the lack of a cross.
It's not entirely clear why the cross has been removed, but we have a solid guess. The cross is probably too offensive to modern society's woke sensibilities. Even though it's the entire point of Easter, it seems some would rather focus on a life-size rabbit that breaks into your home in the middle of the night and hides eggs for your children. (Side note: can we talk about how terrifying this concept is? Even as a child, I was like, "come again?")
\u201cBakery slammed for 'woke madness' after it removed a major feature of hot cross buns and gave them a new name https://t.co/2VdiAIwEo5\u201d— Daily Mail Online (@Daily Mail Online) 1680764238
Michael Sherlock, co-founder and former CEO of the Brumby's Bakeries franchise, spotted the reimagined Hot Cross Buns at a local bakery, and told Courier Mail it was "woke madness": "This is just another case of woke madness removing the name hot cross buns. This wouldn't have happened in my time at Brumby's. You can't have Easter without hot cross buns. They've been synonymous with Easter celebrations since the 12th century in England."
Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday to mark the end of Lent. They are little buns filled with spices and dried fruit (usually raisins or currants) and topped with a "cross" of frosting. I've made them before, and they're...not great, in my opinion. I much prefer cinnamon rolls. But that may be due to my childish tastebuds.
It's baffling but unfortunately not surprising that even just the symbol of the cross is now deemed too offensive for Easter. Even though the cross is absolutely central to Easter. At least people are still calling out this madness instead of just accepting it as the "new normal". That fact alone gives me hope that we can come back from all the woke, anti-Christian insanity.
Lily is a Zoomer college dropout who somehow landed a writing gig here at LwC.com. In her spare time, she enjoys going for runs, touching grass, and occasionally tweeting tweets for fellow tweeters.
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