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Mum Slams Decision To Paint Over Skirt In Aldi Parent And Child Parking Bay

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Mum Slams Decision To Paint Over Skirt In Aldi Parent And Child Parking Bay

A mum has hit out at Aldi after spotting a skirt in a parent and child parking bay has been painted over in what she claims is a bid not to 'offend' anyone.

Mum-of-three, Ema Taylor, noticed the stick-figure changes when heading to an Aldi store in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Ema slammed the decision in a Facebook post that went viral - getting more than 8,000 shares - calling it 'ridiculous' and looking 'only suitable for Superman' due to the figure now looking like it's wearing a cape.

Mum-of-three Ema spotted changes to the stick-figure. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Mum-of-three Ema spotted changes to the stick-figure. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
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"It's ridiculous. It's gone from being a stick woman to now being a superhero, it's a bit laughable," the 29-year-old said.

"Mums do actually have to give birth to these children, so I think I've earned my right to have a picture of me painted in the mother and baby parking space.

"With everything going on in the world who has time to care about a sign on the floor? There's so much more important stuff going on in the world than to be concerned with this kind of thing."

Ema went on to ask someone about the parking bay changes after thinking that it had been done as a prank or joke.

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Ema Taylor's post quickly went viral. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Ema Taylor's post quickly went viral. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

She said: "I was just popping in for some fruit as they have the best variety. I go in every single day as we go through so much.There were two guys standing in front of bays they had just painted. I asked if they were taking the spaces away and when he told me why they were doing it I thought he was joking at first.

"With everything going on who has the time to care about a sign on the floor? He said they needed to be gender neutral as the dress is offending dads with children and people who don't identify as male or female.

Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Credit: Kennedy News and Media
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"Now it looks like a man with a superhero suit - do people identify as a superhero? He thought it was hilarious too but said he was just following instructions.There were lots of people whispering and laughing especially when the dress had been painted over because it does look like quite funny.

"Apparently you can only park here now if you are a superhero."

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However, at the moment it is unclear who it actually behind the parking-bays paint job as ParkingEye, who manage most of Aldi's car parks, claimed that they were not behind the painting change.

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An Aldi spokesperson said: "All parent and child car parking spaces at Aldi stores are gender-neutral. This sign was painted incorrectly and will be changed."

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Topics: Aldi, Gender Neutral, UK News, supermarket

Rachael Grealish
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