Argos scraps ‘two-man' delivery phrase after customers claim terminology is 'sexist'
The phrase has been described as "very outdated and insensitive" by angry customers
Argos has dropped the phrase “two-man delivery” after customers labelled the terminology “sexist”.
Instead, the retailer has opted for a gender-neutral term to describe certain heavy deliveries on some adverts and catalogues.
It comes after customers hit out at the term, with some urging for it to be changed.
One person wrote on Twitter: “Can you explain why you put up a "two-man delivery" sign in your brand new Lewisham shop?
“Do you only hire men to deliver heavy goods? It’s a very outdated and insensitive phrase."
While another added: "Two MAN delivery really Argos this poster shocked me at the weekend - not very inclusive language.
“Outdated phrase in this day and age. I’m sure the Argos workforce is made up of so many fabulous individuals…not only men…but women & non-binary?"
Argos have now reportedly changed “two-man delivery” to “two-people delivery”, according to Birmingham Live.
An Argos spokesman told The Sun: "We updated our wording earlier this year to ensure we reflect the diverse communities we serve and colleagues we work with."
But the change hasn’t made everyone happy, with Conservative MP Nigel Mills describing it as “woke madness”.
Mr Mills said: "Surely there’s bigger things in the world right now to be worrying about. It’s woke madness."