NEW YORK (Oct. 28)
The Coca-Cola Company has agreed to withdraw promotional Halloween cups after a protest by the Anti-Defamation League.
The cups, which were being distributed in Texaco convenience stores in Florida, depicted a witch wearing a six-pointed star that was similar to the Star of David.
The Atlanta-based soft drink company, in response to a letter from ADL National Director Abraham Foxman, said it had “no wish to offend the feelings of Jewish consumers and regret any offense that the cup may have caused.”
The company said any resemblance borne by the design “was entirely unintentional.”
Foxman, who accepted that the cups were created without any anti-Semitic intent, said they could nonetheless affect the sensibilities of customers, Jewish and non-Jewish alike.