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A furious shopper has blasted Marks & Spencer for flogging a pastry called a Plain Jane - claiming 'name-calling is not OK' as 'not all Janes are plain'.
Mum of three Jane Hudson, 52 hadn't noticed that the retail giant had called their vanilla flavoured yumnuts 'plain Jane' until she bought a pack of three - but was suitably appalled on finding out.
Aghast that the £1 sweet treat was called after her, she took to social media on Saturday (31 July) to complain.
There, the mum-of-three admitted she was 'annoyed', demanding to know the connection and if they were 'implying all Janes are plain'.
Jane, from Waltham Abbey, Essex, said: "They wouldn't call them 'Crummy Karens' because of all the abuse that Karens [get].
"I just thought, in this day and age why does M&S feel they need to do it?
"Don't get me wrong, I don't consider myself plain. Personally I think I'm quite fabulous."
Jane admitted she was disappointed by the online reaction to her post, saying: "People [online] kept harping on 'well it was ok in my day in the playground'.
"I said 'but it's not those days, it's the 21st century and name-calling isn't ok', but they didn't really want to know."
Jane's original post read: "Feeling a little annoyed. Why do Marks & Spencer feel the need to call their yumnuts Plain Jane?
"What's the connection? Are they implying Janes are plain!!!! NOT HAPPY!!!!"
People were quick to point out that you don't often hear Colins moaning about being called caterpillars after the infamous caterpillar cakes - but Jane didn't think that was a fair comparison.
"I said 'but you name an animal, it's a bit different when it comes to a doughnut'," she said.
"M&S want to get in the 21st century and have this younger clientele but that's not the way to go about it in these politically correct days really."
One user commented: "Why do people get offended about everything these days? You aren't a Plain Jane, I'm not a Christmas carol."
Meanwhile, a Debbie commented: "Try being Debbie.... did I do Dallas or am I a downer?"
While a Karen wrote: "It's a bit like being a Karen - I have found if you laugh together with those people calling these names they laugh and love you."
Jane had been blissfully unaware she'd bought the controversially-named yumnuts home from the Epping branch of the store in Essex last week.
She said: "I bought them at M&S not realising [the name] and went home.
"My 23-year-old thought it was hilarious that they were called Plain Janes, so jokingly I said 'I think that's disgusting'.
"They're a plain vanilla doughnut, I don't know why they need to name it that person's name."
Jane protested that she wasn't moaning and that she just thought 'M&S should know better'.
However her kids now think she's 'totally bonkers'.
She added: "My son now walks around calling me a doughnut.
"My daughter says I've got too much time on my hands and that's why I'm moaning about it."
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