Giant Foods announced their festive sharing platters with the slogan “Hosting? Super spread plan ”.
It sparked widespread condemnation on social media, with many calling it insensitive in light of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 250,000 people in the United States.
As the number of cases continues to rise in most states, Americans are discouraged from congregating in large groups.
Others have referred to President Donald Trump Rose Garden Event at the White House on September 26, which was later called a “super spreader” after he, the first lady and several other people tested positive COVID-19[feminine[feminine.
Giant Foods, which has branches in Washington DC, Maryland and Delaware, said their word choice was “poor.”
Apologizing for the campaign, which featured in its December magazine, a social media spokesperson said: “It did not happen as expected. It was an oversight on the part of our team, and we apologize.
“We wish you a happy holiday season. ”
In a longer statement to Washingtonian magazine, he added: “While, in hindsight, the word choice was poor, Giant had no intention of insensitivity.
“We continue to encourage people to practice safe social distancing practices to celebrate the holidays in accordance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ”
President elect Joe Biden claimed that more people would die from the virus in the United States if Mr. Trump did not accept a smooth transition of power.
With the president refusing to concede the election, which he says was won fraudulently, Mr Biden’s plans for a COVID-19 task force cannot get started.