'Girls Toys' Sign In Tesco Sparks Furious Sexism Debate
People of the internet just aren't sure what's worse - a sign that's 'sexist' or one that's 'grammatically incorrect'. Either way, Tesco is facing a backlash after one shopper spotted a 'Girls Toys' aisle.
One dad was left furious after seeing the sign in the East Sussex Tesco Extra and took to Twitter to vent his frustrations over gender specific toys.
Come on @Tesco. This isn't really acceptable anymore. My daughter loves unicorns and dolls. She ALSO loves robots, dinosaurs, rockets, monsters and lego. Don't make me have to reassure her that this is ok. @LetToysBeToys @letclothesbe pic.twitter.com/7rW2SxigT0
- Rob Lowe (@RobLowe84) December 9, 2018
Many people were quick to agree with the angry dad, one posted: "Well said Rob if they just left the sign saying Toys it would have been acceptable for all."
Another commented: "They are just toys!!! We don't want gender specific toys."
And many agreed with Rob, some people were more concerned with the grammar featured in the sign.
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One eagle-eyed fan of the English language said: "Yes, it's absolutely disgraceful! The world's gone mad, where the heck is the damned apostrophe? @GylesB1."
Another posted: "More concerned about the lack of apostrophes than any other feigned outrage. Seriously. Do you think they have patrols on the aisles?"
Another implied Tesco think girls don't need to learn correct grammar: "Plus, how is she supposed to get to grips with English grammar if @Tesco omits the crucial apostrophe indicating the possessive? Perhaps they don't think girls should be worrying their pretty little heads about that."
Not everyone agreed with Rob with one person responding with: "Why get so stressed about it really. Just buy what she likes."
Another agreed, commenting: "Who the hell cares....seriously, it's only a guide not a demand!"
Tesco has been contacted for comment.
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