In the UK, British shoe maker Clarks was forced to remove a model of children's shoes from sales after allegations of sexism by Internet users and the political public, the BBC said.
Last week, Clarks removed the sale of a model of children's shoes, which was presented in two versions - for girls under the name "Dolly Babe", with a lining with a pattern of hearts and for boys under the name "Leader" with an ornament in the form of soccer balls.
First, a wave of criticism of the model swept through the Internet, and then it reached political circles. “It is impossible to believe that in 2017 a large company can decide that such cases are permissible. This once again shows what we are opposed to, ”said Prime Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon. Carolyn Harris, UK Minister for Equality, called the situation "flagrant discrimination." Other politicians were outraged, the shoe model was called "terrible" and "offensive."
As a result of the scandal, Clarks decided to remove the model from store shelves, but it is still represented on some online sites, such as Amazon. “We are working hard to ensure that our collections reflect our neutral gender policy. We apologize for all the troubles that we involuntarily delivered, ”the company said.