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Corrie star calls out over its 'sexist' pyjamas.

Byline: EMMA GILL @mennewsdesk

CORONATION Street star Nicola Thorp has criticised a supermarket's range of children's pyjamas for being 'sexist.'.

The actress hit the headlines last week after posting a series of defiant tweets about sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Now Nicola, who plays Corrie's Nicola Rubinstein, has hit out at Lidl over its nightwear for kids.

Tweeting a picture of the pyjamas, which come with the slogan 'Be your own superhero' on those for boys and 'Daddy is my superhero' on those for girls, she wrote: "Oh hey @ LidlUK... boys can be their own superhero but girls need their daddy? These pyjamas should be put to bed."

Since sharing the tweet, she's had plenty of support.

@rachyheathcote said: "I can't believe these products still get the go ahead and are actually printed and sold."

While @BethTeigr added: "Really? In 2017? Shame on you Lidl."

But not everyone sided with Nicola, who first hit the headlines before joining Corrie when she was sent home by bosses in London last year for refusing to wear high heels while working as a temp receptionist between acting jobs.

It led to her becoming a high profile campaigner aiming to change dress code laws and her petition on high heels on the government's website was signed by 150,000 people, with the campaign getting worldwide attention.

@CJ88x said: "Here she goes again, first women can't wear heels now they're not allowed to be daddy's girls, what's next? 'Why should women wear bras?'."

And @MRBLUESKY266 added: "They're just PJ's, chill out. Not everything is to do with feminism and girl power."

Earlier this year, Morrisons was slammed for selling T-shirts which said little boys have 'big ideas', while little girls have 'big smiles.'.

Morrisons replied on social media by saying: "Sorry you feel this way! I've fed this back to our buyer for review. Thanks for raising this."

Then in May, Asda was criticised for selling boys' jumpers with the slogan 'boys will be boys.'.

The M.E.N. has approached budget retailer Lidl for comment on the pyjamas.


Nicola Thorp sent a tweet about the Lidl pyjamas, right

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Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Date:Oct 21, 2017
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