Argos has banned a ‘sexist’ phrase from its catalogue following complaints.
According to Birmingham Live, the retailer has responded to disappointed customers who are unhappy with the ‘two-man delivery’ expression.
One shopper took a screenshot of the phrase and tweeted: “Good morning. I appreciate your commitment to #diversity and Argos’ ‘aim to be the most inclusive retailer’. This photo and [the] associated caption are currently on your website ‘two-man delivery’.”
A second penned: “I noticed in one of your stores your ad was sexist – ‘two-man delivery’.”
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Addressing the backlash, an Argos representative told The Sun: “We updated our wording earlier this year to ensure we reflect the diverse communities we serve and colleagues we work with.”
To back this up, it has been spotted on the store’s Q&A section that it is now referred to as ‘two-person delivery’.
One customer asked: “Do you use two people for the delivery for large items?”
In response, a member of staff responded: “Yes, we do. For bigger items (things like sofas, freezers etc.) our friendly drivers will contact you on the day of delivery with an estimated delivery slot, and they’ll safely take your order to your room of choice.
“Please note, delivery prices may change but you’ll be able to see any delivery charges before you pay at the checkout.”
Although the change has satisfied some customers, not everyone is happy about the decision, with some branding it ‘woke’.
Following the update, one took to Twitter and fumed: “Argos has removed the phrase ‘two-man delivery’ from its website because people said the wording was ‘sexist’ and ‘outdated’. Welcome to 2022. Imagine being offended by something so insignificant.”
Agreeing, another commented: “Argos fanbase is pathetic.”
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