Lipton Removes Crosses from Product Packaging

Country: International

Date of incident: September 15, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



After controversy over the Lidl supermarket group removing crosses from Santorini churches on the packaging of Greek foods, it appears that Lipton, a holding of the Unilever Group, also eliminated crosses from their packaging, including its Russian Earl Grey tea. The illustration is of an Orthodox church, but with the crosses removed from the domes.