Bakery is under fire for gender-neutral cookies


A family-run bakery in York, north England, is confused as people started to express irritation about the gingerbread persons, though this item is named like this since 1980s. The onslaught of online abuse seems to have been initiated by someone called Demii-Leigh Heffron posting a photo of the ginger persons on social media, writing that if it is happening then stop the Earth, they want to get off. The MailOnline also published a story about the viral image on Wednesday (October 24), headlined: “‘What next, Personchester?’ Bakery faces online backlash for selling ‘gender neutral’ gingerbread ‘persons’”, but the thing is this is how they are called for decades in this particular bakery. “Sorry to disappoint you all – they have been Ginger Persons since 1983! It was chosen by one of our Managers in York and the name stuck,” the bakery said, “We did get a complaint from trading standards in the 80’s that we were discriminating against ginger haired people – seriously!!” If people can create such a huge scandal because they just disagree with the name of cookies – stop the Earth, we want to get off.


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