So, recently I found this at the local supermarket:
To be honest, I felt this was in poor taste because:
- It uses a lot of Asian and Buddhist stereotypical clichés.
- The Buddha warned against “consuming intoxicants” as part of the Five Precepts.
- The “fat Buddha” isn’t even a Buddha. However the website does include a nice explanation clarifying this.
Anyhow, I don’t necessarily want people to boycott the company because its employees depend on it for their livelihood, but I wish the company had been a bit more sensitive to Chinese culture and Buddhist religion. So, I felt like calling it out.