Saturday, March 12, 2005
Easter Bunny: Too Religious for Commerce

Apparently, the Easter Bunny is too Christian for some malls:
    The Easter Bunny is a vanishing breed.

    Not that there's a shortage of 6-foot white rabbits carrying baskets of colored eggs. It's just that Mr. Shopping Mall Bunny is becoming more politically correct.

    The bunny at The Gardens mall Easter egg hunt last weekend — oops, make that just plain "egg hunt" — was called Garden Bunny.

    "The name just complemented The Gardens of the Palm Beaches," mall Marketing Director Jeannie Roberts said.

    Saturday, Baxter the Bunny is available for photos at the Mall at Wellington Green. At Town Center in Boca Raton, Peter Rabbit will hand out goodies and pose for pictures.

    "Because we're such a multicultural community, it's good just to remain neutral," mall General Manager Sam Hosen said.
Unfortunately, the lack of diversity training has led to the ignorance which leads some cretins to identify Christian biblical origins for the Easter Bunny. Perhaps they think it stems from an old tradition enumerated in Deuteronomy or Leviticus. Golden calves, bad, but chocolate rabbits are okay.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."