Gingerbread Biscuit To Become Gender Neutral
11 April 2019, 08:51 | Updated: 11 April 2019, 09:12
The Co-op have announced that they're rebranding the ginger bircuit treat as a gingerbread person.
Biscuits fans have been expressing their outrage online following announcements that the supermarket is to rebrand the popular biscuit snack to be gender-neutral.
Co-op Food has announced its plans for a gingerbread person, to replace the more traditional gingerbread man.
The supermarket has asked shoppers to help come up with a gender-neutral name.
Customers took to social media to air their views.
@coopuk this ridiculous ginger bread gender neutral thing, if you’re going to change the gender my question is - Is it even bread? & if not just call it a ginger biscuit! & why gender neutral why not do ginger bread men & women? @SkyNews @skystephen— joey blower (@joeyblower) April 11, 2019
One customer even called for a boycott.
But the supermarket doesn't seem worried, a spokesman said: "Inclusion and diversity lie at the heart of Co-op's values and we're looking to create a character which can be used to celebrate different occasions through the year and will appeal to all our customers."