Marks & Spencer has launched an LGBT sandwich in a show of support for Pride.
The colourful sandwich, packed with lettuce, guacamole, bacon and tomato – to fulfil the LGBT acronym – went on sale in the UK at the beginning of May, to mark the start of the Pride season.
Alongside this, to celebrate Pride 2019 M&S is donating £10,000 to the national LGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness charity.
Some wondered why there wasn’t any quinoa to fill in the letter q in “LGBTQ+”.
But reactions to the sandwich haven’t all been positive – with some people accusing the brand of capitalising on Pride.
Some suggested the brand was taking the “easy route” in marketing an LGBT product while failing to be an ally in other areas.
Others, however, were satisfied that M&S was trying to play its part and supporting LGBTQ+ people, including releasing a new advertisement featuring a gay couple.
Of course, there were shoppers who weren’t happy with the composition of the sandwich, arguing that the ingredients excluded vegetarians and vegans.