Harrods pulls "sexist" kids' books from sale, apologises

TV journalist tweets about "non gender neutral" series of books.
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Harrods has pulled two children's books labelled "sexist" from sale and has apologised for any offence caused.

A Twitter photo of the two "non gender neutral" 'How to be' books was posted on Twitter by TV journalist and former Harrods worker Krystina Meens, before being retweeted by others hundreds of times, reports The Daily Mail.

You can see the image of both books at the bottom of this story.

Meens said on Twitter: "Shocked and appalled at this in @harrods children's reading room. Please retweet to get these sexist books off the shelf.

"Thank God little girls can learn "how to look stylish in five minutes flat" whilst boys learn "incredible ways to remember things".

"[The] smart one shouldn't be removed - it just shouldn't only have a boy on the front cover."

Harrods opened its gender neutral toy department last year.

A Harrods statement sent to ToyNews read: "The "How to be..." series is a well-respected collection of fun and educational books for children. 

"We apologise if the way that two of these titles have been displayed has caused any offence."

TV journalist Krystina Meens posted the above image on Twitter

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