Toy at centre of unnecessary Twitter controversy
It seems that Twitter is unable to go a single day without accusing someone or something of being sexist. And although a large amount of these accusations are indeed fair, Twitter seems less than impressed with this one:
You have to be fucking kidding me. pic.twitter.com/uJpAae0bf5— Th💖m (@MrMoth) August 26, 2017
Twitter user @MrMoth posted a photo of 2 toy globes, with one being pink and the other blue, captioning the photo 'you have to be fucking kidding me.'
She then followed the tweet with another, clearly attacking the gendered marketing of each globe:
"Yes yes but how will the globe appeal to girls? It's mainly blue, which is the colour reserved for boys."— Th💖m (@MrMoth) August 26, 2017
"Boss, I think I have something"
The tweet seemed to cause quite a stir, with some people agreeing, and others calling the tweet utterly ridiculous:
Planet Earth is pink, and there's no lower we can sink— Jeroen D Stout (@jeroendstout) August 26, 2017
I can't see it neither but it seems people still see sexism in colors 😪— empress (@risevagainst) August 26, 2017
If it was a separate "girls edition" it would be problematic but it's just a pink version lmao to assume it's for girls is a sexist act— Morgane le Fay☾ (@morgancrawf) August 26, 2017
Denying sexism in toys segregated by color is so stunning stupid... That's crearly made for girls. And sucks— Sunamitta 🦄 (@Sunamitatheone) August 27, 2017
I'm looking around online and it's not marketed as a girl's product at all. Just described as children's globe and pink. pic.twitter.com/ySJvW1fKkI— جنين خالق Jennine K (@jennineak) August 26, 2017
Imagine living in a world where the color of a toy globe is unironically a concern rather than food or housing. Oh wait.— ChuckTCC (@SheChuckMe) August 27, 2017
The fact you are actually defending this first world problem is hilarious. A color. Of. A. Toy. 💀— ChuckTCC (@SheChuckMe) August 27, 2017
We're not too sure about this one, what do you guys think?
Is it sexist?— Everything Student (@everythinstudnt) August 29, 2017