Kinder Surprise eggs receive backlash for their 'sexist' packaging
Kinder is once again under fire for their Kinder Surprise egg product.
Packaging the eggs in blue and pink wrapper to coincide with toy racing cars and Hello Kitty trinkets, people deemed these products "sexist" and "gender specific" by having one marketed towards boys while the other was marketed towards girls.
In the companies advert for the product, viewers were appalled calling it "dated" as it only shows a young boy playing with the Hot Wheels car toy, before then showing the two different styles of egg available. The toy car comes alongside the blue egg.
Rhetorical question: Why are Kinder putting Hello Kitty toys in pink eggs, cars in blue?
I appreciate I’m a feminist icon and sensitive to such matters but Kinder, do we really need blue eggs and pink eggs in this day and age?
— Stuart Brumhill (@stub67) October 10, 2017
why are we still in an age where pink kinder eggs have hello kitty and blue have hot wheels...just give everyone a yoyo and be done
— Jess (@jessiemalibu) September 27, 2017
See Kinder eggs were better when it was just an orange egg and you got a fun toy. What all this pink egg and blue egg crap? Pfft. pic.twitter.com/vrp71PaH7v
— Ghoulans (@tootsdeville) October 10, 2017
Kinder Egg advert: pink eggs & Hello Kitty characters for girls & blue eggs and cars for boys. I forgot we are in the 1970s #GBBO
— Charlie Proctor (@MonarchyUK) October 10, 2017
Although Kinder have not labelled these products specifically for boys and girls, people are raged at the fact they chose colours which are attached to such "gender stereotypes".