M&S Face ‘Boycott’ As Fitting Room Statement Goes Viral

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‘Boycott Marks & Spencer‘ was trending on Twitter after the retail giant admitted it ‘lets customers use either male of female fitting rooms’, regardless of gender.

An M&S customer took to Twitter to ask about the fitting rooms after being tipped off by a member of staff who alleged the female ones were ‘mostly used by men’.

The customer tweeted: “Hello I am very concerned Marks & Spencer have no issue with my 10-year old daughter trying on school skirts in a changing room your staff confirmed to me was mostly used by men.

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“This policy is not inclusive of Women and girls. Can you please comment? Thank you.”

M&S then replied with a statement, which read: “In all of our stores, we have fitting rooms located within our womenswear and menswear departments and each is made up of individual lockable cubicles to ensure every customers feels comfortable and has the privacy they need.

“While they are mainly used by customers of that gender, as an inclusive retailer and in line with most other retailers we allow customers the choice of fitting room.”

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The statement quickly gained traction on the site, with many customers calling others to stop using the supermarket.

According to GB News, one person wrote: “It’s high time that women voted with their feet, and with their money.

“Stuff their so-called ‘inclusive’ changing rooms Retail chains that don’t value their female customers need to realise we will take our finances elsewhere.”

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Another said: “M&S now operate mixed sex changing rooms, with no warning signage. Vote with your cash by shopping elsewhere.”

A third added: “So men get a choice if they want to change next to women, but women don’t get a choice to change away from men.

“If I didn’t already boycott Marks & Spencer I would definitely start.

“They put the desires of men over the safety needs of women.”

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.