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Supermarket Under Fire Over "Gay Sandwich"
4 May 2019, 14:58 | Updated: 4 May 2019, 15:00
Marks & Spencer have revealed their take on an inclusive sandwich by adding in guacamole to help spell out the acronym LGBT - Lettuce, Guacamole, Bacon and Tomato.
The supermarket are facing accusations of exploiting LGBT community after introducing the "gay sandwich" to help celebrate Pride.
The sandwich, sold in a rainbow-coloured box, similar to the pride flag, is bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich with added guacamole, marketed as an LGBT.
An M&S spokesman said: "M&S Food is celebrating Pride season this year and has launched a special limited-edition LGBTQ+ sandwich."
The supermarket said that to celebrate Pride they were donating £10,000 to akt the national LGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness charity.
While some people were pleased at the new snack, others felt it was making a mockery of LGBT people.
One Twitter user said: “I don’t like comparing my sexual preference to a sandwich.” While others didn't seem to mind.