The supermarket giant Wegmans is taking a fresh look at bananas after one of its employees posted a series of anti-banana sentiments on social media.
The social media post has been shared more than 4,000 times since it was published on Monday and featured a series in which the employee was seen eating a banana in a supermarket.
“I’m tired of bananas,” the employee said.
“We’ve been eating them for like 50 years.
It’s all over the place.
The employee posted the comment alongside a photo of a banana that was placed on the floor next to a basket of bananas.
“Its sad because I don’t have to be a banana.
I can’t eat bananas anymore, but they’re the same as anything else, right?” the employee wrote.”
They are a staple food of the Caribbean and I love them,” the customer responded.”
So if you’re a Banana fan, I’m sure you will understand the logic behind why this post was posted,” the Wegman spokesperson told the ABC.”
Our bananas are made from 100 per cent real bananas that have been harvested from a farm that has been growing them for years and grown with local growers and workers.”
It’s the best quality banana in the world, and if we want to continue to be part of the banana industry, we need to make sure we’re not sacrificing this quality for convenience.
“The company’s spokesperson said they had a “zero tolerance” policy on any type of racism or discrimination and that they were “investing heavily” in diversity.”
Wegmans has been known to take on the banana lobby in the past.”
We’re already making progress and we know it’s important for people to be able to see the diversity of the industry.”
Wegmans has been known to take on the banana lobby in the past.
The supermarket chain was forced to apologise to a woman in Australia after a video of her eating a pineapple at a supermarket sparked an online backlash.
In a letter to the woman, the supermarket chain apologised for the offensive video and said they were in contact with the woman and her family to ensure the “misrepresentation” was removed.
“As a result, we have removed the offending video from our website and have asked our team to do the same,” the letter read.
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