M&S window display in Nottingham

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The juxtaposition has been described as “grossly, grossly offensive”

Marks & Spencer has mentioned it will not change a show suggesting ladies will need to have “fancy little knickers”, amid a feminist backlash.

The retailer was blasted for its “vomit-inducing” shopfront in Nottingham, which included a menswear showcase of “outfits to impress”.

M&S mentioned its festive home windows have been routinely up to date and any modifications wouldn’t be as a result of backlash.

It additionally informed the BBC it could not be altering its nationwide advert marketing campaign.

The commercials observe the theme of “must-haves” for women and men and have mannequin David Gandy doing the washing up.

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Siân Steans

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A campaigner altered the window in order that it learn “full human rights” as an alternative of “knickers”

Criticism of the window show grew when a photograph was posted in a Fb group known as Feminist Mates Nottingham.

Fran Bailey requested: “Okay, M&S Nottingham, have we actually not realized something within the final 35 years? Or am I alone find this, their main window show, fully vomit inducing?”

Talking to the BBC, she mentioned the show seemed ladies have been “preoccupied with fancy little knickers, whereas males are introduced as highly effective and needing to be spectacular”.

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The broader marketing campaign contains a picture of mannequin David Gandy washing up

One other window show on the similar Nottingham retailer is geared toward ladies and suggests they, too, will need to have “outfits to impress”.

M&S mentioned in a press release its shops had varied combos of Christmas window shows, however the identical two shows would seem subsequent to 1 one other at another branches.

The assertion added: “We have highlighted one mixture in our home windows, that are a part of a wider marketing campaign that options a big number of must-have Christmas moments, from David Gandy washing up in an M&S go well with via to households snuggling up in our matching PJs.”

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