A radio presenter has given the best response when confronted with a caller opposed to gender-neutral clothes for kids.
The called phoned LBC’s James O’Brien to express opposition to reports that retail giant John Lewis was getting rid of gendered clothing in its kids range.
John Lewis has said it doesn’t want to “reinforce gender stereotypes”.
Paul from Northwood said that he was “concerned” about the policy from John Lewis as he sells school uniforms.
He then said he thought the store was “jumping on a bandwagon” and attributed it to “political correctness”.
O’Brien then challenges him to say what he means by “political correctness”, defending John Lewis and saying that it means a lot to nonbinary or trans kids who would be affected by the change.
Paul didn’t really have an answer to what he means by political correctness.
But he said there was a “danger” that it could lead to a law meaning that retailers would be banned from being able to “refer to boys and girls separately”.
Check out the segment below, via LBC:
Various retailers have switched to gender-neutral lines.
And as well as clothes, the London Underground’s announcments are soon to go completely gender-neutral.
The MTV Awards has also made all catgeories gender-free.
MTV sparked controversy earlier this year by adopting gender-neutral categories for its films and TV awards for the first time.
Emma Watson won the first gender-neutral MTV award for best actor for her lead role in Beauty and the Beast, and praised organisers for recognising that “imagination should have no limits”.
Watson’s win in May set off chat show host Piers Morgan, who has continued to make hateful comments against gender-neutral creations – as well as genderfluid and non-binary people – ever since.
MTV has also recognised a few LGBT artists in its nominations.
Miley Cyrus, who has said she is gender-neutral and pansexual, received a nomination for Best Pop Video for her song Malibu.
Young M.A, who came out as a lesbian earlier this year, got a nod for Best New Artist, while Halsey was nominated for Best Cinematography for her hit track Now or Never.
Ariana Grande will compete for the gender-neutral Artist of the Year award just months after a bombing attack at her concert in Manchester killed 22 people.