Poundland Blasted As Sexist Over 'Appalling' 'Booty' And 'Boobies' Marshmallows

Ordinarily at Poundland, you know what you're going to get - and that's lots of stuff for a pound.

But some customers have been shocked recently by the discovery of arses and tits in the store's 'novelty' confectionery section, which contains items aimed at children.

The marshmallow booty and the marshmallow boobies, described as a 'cracking pair', have been on sale in the store for 50p. So that's boobs and a bum for a pound.

The packaging for the booty marshmallow depicts a cartoon of a woman in a bikini next to the words, 'squidge my cheeks'.

But some customers were quick to point out the sweets may not be appropriate for children, claiming the discount retailer was profiting from sexual objectification.

Customers have complained about Poundland's 'sexist' marshmallows. Credit: SWNS
Customers have complained about Poundland's 'sexist' marshmallows. Credit: SWNS

One Twitter user wrote: "What exactly are you trying to say with these products, Poundland, to the families who come in store?

"No sign of any male things to sexually assault. No testicles to grab at? Why do we have candy like this, usually made for children?"

Yeah come on Poundland, where the hell are our 'Jelly Cocks'?! We're bored of snakes.

She later added: "I know they are marshmallows and I understand that marshmallows aren't 'the end of the world'.

"But I also know that sexual objectification is linked to violence and, for companies, profit.

"Corporations create and profit from sexual objectification but don't want any responsibility for it. We need to call them out on this."

She was among many on Twitter who were outraged by the marshmallows:

Another said: "Poundland, can you explain why on earth you are selling these sexist products?

"Have you thought about the impact they might have on women & children reading the packaging?"

A spokesman for Poundland has defended the sweets, pointing out that customers are not forced to buy the marshmallows.

Speaking to The Sun, he said: "Here at Poundland, we think it's OK that sometimes we don't always get it right for everyone.

"Because, frankly it's impossible to do that. Just because someone doesn't like something we do, we also believe that doesn't give them the automatic right to stop us doing it for thousands of other people who like it.

"If something's offended you, we won't force you to buy it. It's fine for you to look the other way and ignore it."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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