ITV viewers were left completely baffled today as they watched a rather unusual debate unfold.
While This Morning are known for their controversial interviews and interesting guests, as Gok Wan and Rylan Clark-Neal’s discussed the gender of gingerbread biscuits – it seemed to be a step too far.
The hosts chatted to Chloe O’Herlihy and journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer after food chain Pret A Manger introduced a gingerbread woman called ‘Annie’ to go along with their gingerbread man ‘Geoffrey’.
As the guests debated whether the change is ‘PC gone mad’, Julia said, “If you’ve got time to get bothered by a gingerbread biscuit or what a gingerbread biscuit is wearing, your life must be incredibly sad and empty.”
Transgender speaker Chloe completely disagreed, and said, “I think society is changing, gender is changing with it. So I just think, if we can be inclusive to everyone, and not just binary genders, then it’s just more inclusive to society in general.”
As Julie then said, “I think we are in danger…they’re trying to stir up anger and resentment…a very small number of activists”, Chloe hit back, “We’re fed up with a lot of the way we’re treated.”
Despite the guests both fighting their corner, some viewers at home just couldn’t get on board with the fact the show was talking about a biscuit’s gender.
“It’s a biscuit!! people get offended so easily these days #thismorning”, said one fan.
“Are we really having a convo about gender neutral gingerbread men??? This country right now… #ThisMorning”, agreed another.
While a third added, “As if @thismorning are actually debating the gender of a gingerbread biscuit”.
And they weren’t the only ones…
Meanwhile, telly presenter Gok, 43, noted that the discussion could be considered a step in the right direction for those affected as he said to 29-year-old Rylan: “I’m proud of This Morning for talking about it.
“I think it’s really good we’re having this debate.”