Midget gems renamed by M&S to avoid causing offence

1/13/2022 5:45:00 PM

Marks & Spencer has changed the name of its Midget Gems to avoid offending people with dwarfism

Marks & Spencer has changed the name of its Midget Gems to avoid offending people with dwarfism

Marks & Spencer has changed the name of its midget gems to avoid offending people with dwarfism.The retailer has rebranded the sweets mini gems after a disabili

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And the famous small car isn’t called the Mini any more….. What's an elf? what about Percy Pigs... aren't the 'woke' police offended? 👮‍♂️ Wait for it, here comes the 'political correctness has gone mad' brigade...

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M&S drops the name Midget Gems after discrimination complaintsDr Erin Pritchard of Liverpool Hope University warned supermarkets 'midget' is 'a form of hate speech' and has been lobbying supermarkets to change the name.

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Thursday January 13 2022, 2.Image caption, M&S's Percy Pig character fronted its Christmas campaign this year Marks & Spencer and Tesco saw sales soar over Christmas as both retailers forecast strong full-year profits.Marks & Spencer have rebranded Midget Gems as Mini Gems after woke protest.Marks & Spencer have rebranded Midget Gems as Mini Gems after woke protest.

10pm , The Times Marks & Spencer has changed the name of its midget gems to avoid offending people with dwarfism. The retailer has rebranded the sweets mini gems after a disability studies academic warned that the word was a form of hate speech which is insulting to those with dwarfism. Tesco now expects annual income to hit the top end of forecasts at £2. Sponsored Dr Erin Pritchard, a lecturer in disability and education at Liverpool Hope University, described the word as “highly problematic”. The academic, who has achondroplasia, which is the most common form of dwarfism, has also criticised other retailers, including Tesco, for continuing to use the word. Meanwhile, M&S said it was "now more confident" of reaching previous expectations of at least £500m in profits for the full-year. “I’m grateful that M&S has been willing to listen to the concerns of people with dwarfism.

There was initially some reluctance, but I pointed out that if they were going to persist in . As a result, Tesco's Christmas sales in the UK rose by 0.