British Supermarket chain Mark and Spencer (M&S) has launched a new LGBT sandwich to celebrate the pride season. The new LGBT sandwich is filled with Lettuce, Guacamole, Bacon, and Tomato. M&S supermarket released the BLT-plus-guacamole sandwich to raise money for the Albert Kennedy Trust and BeLong to youth services in Ireland. Also, these charities are dedicated to helping homeless LGBT+ youth in the community.
The supermarket will donate £10,000 to Akt, an LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity and €1000 to BeLong, an Irish youth service.
However, the new ‘LGBT’ sandwich has received mixed reactions from the internet users. While few members have appreciated the initiative, there are others accusing the brand of capitalizing on the pink pound.
Lettuce, Guac, Bacon, and Tomato
The BLT with Guacamole sandwich also comes with a rainbow packing. The conversation began when a picture of the sandwich with the caption “M&S threw the first artisanal sandwich at Stonewall,” went viral on Twitter.
while there were some commenting on the high level of salt in the sandwich, there were those who disagreed with the cost. The sandwich costs €4.45 each and has 2.48g of salt.
“Deffo an LGBT sandwich, gays are notoriously salty”, wrote Rob.
There were those who suggested entering in and picking up their sandwich for free.
“Calling all LGBTs”, a Twitter user called Aaron wrote, “get yourselves down [to] Marks and Spencer and help yourself to a free gay sandwich,” he wrote.
“No need to pay babe, just walk in and take this trash off the shelves,” the tweet read.
Other members of the LGBT+ community commented the sandwich could be more inclusive of vegetarians, suggesting alternatives.
Say yes to the sandwich
Apart from these, there were few who were happy with the initiative M&S has taken.
“Fair play @marksandspencer Big love for these sarnies!”, wrote Zoe Thacker.
“It’s nice to see M&S fighting bi-erasure by making us the best bit of this sandwich”, wrote another supporter, Alex Corwin.
But, what is an LGBT sandwich suppose to look like?
“unless it’s on pink bread with a glitter spread it’s not an LGBT sandwich sorry”, wrote Bust Down, Ratiana.