The LGBTQ+ community has some strong feelings after British supermarket chain Marks and Spencer (M & S) launched a new "LGBT" sandwich.
The sandwich in question is pretty simple to make, only requiring lettuce, guacamole, bacon and tomato: LGBT. The supermarket released the sandwich to raise money for the Albert Kennedy Trust, an organization dedicated to helping homeless LGBTQ+ youth.
M & S has already donated £10,000 to the Albert Kennedy Trust and has announced it will make a £1,000 donation to an Irish charity called BeLong to Youth Services.
The sandwich captured the public's attention after one Twitter user posted about it on the social network, captioning a photo of the sandwich with a reference to the Stonewall rebellion.
M&S threw the first artisanal sandwich at Stonewall https://t.co/qqFrqRg47Q— David (@David)1556624154.0
And soon the comments poured in, with at least one vegetarian seeming a little miffed by the sandwich...
...and another person suggesting people should just steal the sandwich because that's expensive, man.
@PumpItLowda @tms96_ £4.35 for a sandwich?! https://t.co/j4tmCYDzyJ— JamesSays (@JamesSays)1556639131.0
Yeah, that's an expensive sandwich—who do they think we are, Mr. Moneybags or something?
@PumpItLowda 4.50 for a blt with guac? Guess they're hoping gays really have expensive taste— Blond Loki (@Blond Loki)1556633618.0
An excellent point.
How dare they do this before Pride!
@PumpItLowda carbs ? is this a cruel taunt before a summer of prides ?— C2xts (Paul) (@C2xts (Paul))1556635644.0
They didn't do much to create this sandwich, either.
Do better, M & S!
@PumpItLowda @jackremmington "created this colorful sandwich" - uh they added more green to a sandwich that's alrea… https://t.co/yT7JaOgnZM— Rob Nelson (@Rob Nelson)1556630893.0
Quite the dilemma.
@BGietnexr @PumpItLowda The ultimate dilemma - do I love woke capitalism more than I hate middle-class aesthetics 😆😆😆— Conor Duffy 🌐🗽 (@Conor Duffy 🌐🗽)1556645932.0
An excellent question.
@PumpItLowda Couldn't have added a bit of Quinoa for the full house?— Rory Cocker (@Rory Cocker)1556634619.0
A poorly thought out concept, cute or the possible end of the world?
We don't know if we'd pay that much for one, though.