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The Internet Is Crumb-ling As People Buy Gender-Neutral Gingerbread People

They’ve really ‘snapped’

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Outraged customers around the United Kingdom are voicing their concern that the classic gingerbread man has been renamed as a gingerbread person to more fairly represent different genders.

The Co-op is launching a gender-neutral gingerbread person and is asking the general public for help in naming them.

This is no longer a (gingerbread) man’s world as the high street supermarket shows off a redesigned biscuit sporting what looks to be a pair of grey dungarees.

The Manchester Evening News reports that Co-op is putting its finishing touches to the design, giving cookie connoisseurs just a glimpse of what’s to come. Instead of the people actually suggesting gender-neutral names, the comments section instead became a free-for-all of angry protests:

Gingerbread Man

The site’s description reads: “Our Food team is adding the final touches to a new Co-op gingerbread person, but they’ve yet to come up with a name.”


“They’d like members to join in and suggest a fitting name for our new little biscuity friend.”

Co-op Gingerbread Person
Co-op

Consumers are also told how the “gingerbread fellow” will be getting seasonal outfits for the likes of Halloween and Christmas.

If anyone gets over the news and decides to actually take part, they have between now and May 1 to come up with names. What do you think, does the Co-op take the biscuit with this one?

[Featured Image: DreamWorks/Pixabay]

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