Waitrose is to change the name of its Gentleman’s Smoked Chicken Caesar Roll because feminist campaigners said it was sexist.
The roll, from Heston Blumenthal’s range at the supermarket, contains anchovy mayonnaise, similar to ‘gentleman’s relish’ but the name was branded “outrageous” on social media and the chain has issued an apology.
Amy Lamé, Sadiq Khan’s London night Czar posted an image of the product on Twitter and said: “I never knew sandwiches were gender specific. I’m female but thankfully Waitrose let me purchase this anyway.”
She tagged the organisation Everyday Sexism, who document instances of sexism experienced on a day to day basis.
Next week, Philips to rename Ladyshave.
Or, we might just assume that if this is what people are complaining about we’ve done all the difficult stuff and have no problems left.