Marks and Spencer denies toilet roll is embossed with Allah symbol after petition calls for boycott

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
A petition has been started to boycott M&S toilet roll for ‘having the symbol for Allah printed on it’ (YouTube/Biggy da Bullet)

Marks & Spencer have been forced to deny claims that their toilet roll is embossed with the symbol of Allah.

A viral video showed an unidentified man offering up ‘proof’ that the aloe vera toilet roll from the retail giant was plastered with the Arabic word for God.

Urging viewers to boycott M&S, the person who made the clip can be heard saying: ‘Recently I bought toilet tissue from Marks & Spencer and when I opened one of them, it has the name of Allah, as you can see.

M&S have strongly denied the accusation made on a YouTube video (YouTube/Biggy da Bullet)
The petition to boycott the loo roll has pulled in over 2,000 signatures (YouTube/Biggy da Bullet)

‘So please brothers and sisters, prevent yourselves from buying this particular toilet tissue, or try boycott Marks & Spencers, because every toilet tissue has the name of Allah on it.

‘Thank you very much, please share this video.’

A petition soon started to add calls to the boycott, that has so far attracted over 2,000 signatures.

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The petition reads: ‘We need Marks and Spencers to remove the aloe vera toilet paper as it is deliberately insulting our religion.

‘They have the word ‘Allah’ written in Arabic on their aloe vera toilet rolls. This is a very weasly and pathetic attempt to insult Islam.[sic]’

There were differing views on the loo roll, with some supporting the boycott.

Others, however, found the whole thing ‘ridiculous’:

M&S have now responded to the video, insisting the symbol has nothing to do with Islam.

They tweeted: ‘The motif on the aloe vera toilet tissue, which we have been selling for over five years, is categorically of an aloe vera leaf and we have investigated and confirmed this with our suppliers.’

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