Despite being one of the most popular cocktails in the world, some M&S shoppers are not happy that the store is selling pornstar martinis in a can.
Why? Well, they’re uncomfortable with the use of the word ‘pornstar’.
Porn Star Martini?— Sarah Brand (@sarahgailbrand) 4 July 2019
PORN STAR MARTINI?
MARKS AND BLOODY SPENCER, WTF IS GOING ON? pic.twitter.com/lT8iNHqtyv
One Twitter user wrote: “Porn Star Martini? PORN STAR MARTINI? PORN. STAR. MARTINI????? MARKS AND BLOODY SPENCER, WTF IS GOING ON?”.
Another, who for some reason take their kids down the alcohol aisle, said: “My kids can read & will ask what a porn star is – please let me know what you think I should tell them. Thanks.”
Marks & Spencer normalising porn. And if you try to complain online, the system rejects the word 'porn'. Mixed messages huh? pic.twitter.com/bvdC3aMmfe— Object! (@ObjectUK) 9 December 2018
Another Twitter user responded: “You do realise that a pornstar martini, has nothing to do with Porn. It’s a modern classic cocktail, served in every cocktail bar in the UK. Th creator of the drink has released his own pre mix of it. Should we all stop serving it in bars, even though it’s the most popular drink?”.
M&S launched its Pornstar Martini in a can in 2018, and it’s described as a ‘deliciously sweet and exotic blend of passion fruit and vodka’.
The drink costs £2 for a 250ml tin, the only difference to your standard cocktail bar version is that it doesn’t include a shot of prosecco (or champagne).
Featured image credit: M&S