Seven-Year-Old Girl Reminds Retail Giant That Girls Like Superheroes, Too

| by Jonathan Wolfe

A fiery seven-year-old girl from Dorset, England isn’t happy with retailer Tesco’s gender-divided Christmas gift recommendations.

The girl, Maggie, is a big fan of superheroes. So when she went into Tesco and found a superhero alarm clock described as a fun gift for boys, she wasn’t too happy. Here’s what her mother, Karen, said happened next.

“She spotted the sign before I did and pointed it out to me by indignantly saying something like: 'Well, that’s wrong! Anybody can like superheroes. They’re being stupid aren’t they,'” Cole told BuzzFeed.

Here’s a picture of young Ms. Cole showing her displeasure:

Tesco reports that they’ve now removed the sign.

“This alarm clock would make a great gift for both girls and boys,” the company said in a statement. “The sign has been removed and we’re sorry if it caused any confusion.”

Sources: BuzzFeed, Metro