Expats' dinner invitations: 'Sweet' gesture hits sour note online
Netizens turn on campaign after link to FairPrice Finest is revealed
When German couple Dana and Stefan invited strangers to their Singapore home for dinner last month, the response was overwhelming.
Their online "open invitation" for six guests at an authentic German meal went viral, with 400 sign-ups. Netizens lauded the gesture as being "sweet" and "heartwarming".
But all was not as it seemed.
The dinner was the first of four hosted by expatriates as part of the sixth FairPrice Finest Festival, the supermarket's annual food celebration.
Mrs Celes Fernandez, who attended the first dinner, had no idea FairPrice Finest was behind it until it was 'briefly mentioned' by her hosts.