Regulators have approved a supermarket advertisement showing Santa Claus only being able to enter Britain with a vaccine passport, claiming that it does not ‘violate our rules.’
The advert for the Tesco supermarket company in the United Kingdom soon became the second most complained about in history, as it involves the threat of Christmas being cancelled and Santa being quarantined due to COVID restrictions.
The ad, titled “This Christmas, Nothing’s Stopping Us,” also featured Santa avoiding the issue by flashing his vaccination status passport, indicating that he is completely vaxxed against the illness, prompting over 5000 complaints.
In a statement, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in Britain announced that “Having carefully assessed the 5,000 complaints we received about the Tesco Christmas ad campaign, we have concluded it doesn’t break our rules and there are no grounds for further action.”
Many of the objections claimed that the commercial was explicitly politicizing Christmas, that it encourages medical discrimination’ against individuals who have not been vaccinated, and that it promotes the need for COVID vaccines in order for society to function.