Pick n Pay in hot water over the 'Maid' and 'Gardener' mugs

Pick n Pay in hot water over the 'Maid' and 'Gardener' mugs

On Monday, a photo went viral on Twitter which showed a Pick n Pay store selling offensive mugs.

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Social media user @toni_verna took to her Twitter account on 29 October to share a photo of two mugs, which had the words 'The Maid' and 'The Gardener' written on it.

"Hi @PicknPay these mugs were on the shelf at your obs store. finding them hella problematic," she captioned the post.

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She added, "I spoke to someone at customer care, and i hope action is being taken to remove them. THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN UNPACKED AND DISPLAYED. DO BETTER!"

The post sparked quite the reaction on social media and South Africans were enraged over the racial inspired mugs.

Bongi Mogale, who goes by the Twitter handle @Bongi43, commented: "The missing ones are "the madam" and "sir". @PicknPay must just stop it."
Another tweep, @GodisanAfrican, added: "Dear @PicknPay As people who are the Maids and Gardeners, I find this is highly offensive. Sensitivity training is a requirement in your organisation."

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Briefly.co.za learned Pick n Pay has since responded to her tweet, and they confirmed the 'unacceptable' mugs were removed from the store's selves.

Pick n Pay added, "We can confirm that these mugs have been removed from the store, and are not stocked in any other Pick n Pay stores. Thank you again for bringing this to our attention."

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