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Sydney Bar Slammed Over 'Shameful' Easter Advert

A Sydney pub has been branded as ‘disgusting’ and ‘disrespectful’ after posting a controversial joke about Jesus on their Facebook page.

Mary’s Newtown shared a picture of Jesus holding a cigarette and beer yesterday, with the caption “Jesus got hammered for his sins, you can too.”

The photo was flooded with thousands of comments straight away, with a  Orthodox Christianity Facebook page  telling its followers to ‘give this place a bad rating, they are Mocking our Lord Jesus Christ”.

Apart from all of these negative reviews, one customer commented "Mary’s Newtown was my local burger joint (being that it’s only up the road from my place) until today. I am extremely disgusted and appalled by the distasteful and disrespectful advertising for the Easter period. You’ve lost a customer (and probably a lot more) by that ignorant stunt.’’

Mary’s co-owner Jake Smyth told Fairfax “We took it down because people started to make threats of rape and murder.’

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