Groupon customer furious with ‘sexist’ advert selling spray mops ‘for women’

Danica G. Bivens

A woman was stunned after spotting a “sexist” mop for sale on Groupon.

The woman was searching for a new Groupon steam mop on Google when she came across one that particularly caught her eye.

The mop, which comes in five different colours, costs £8.99 and is listed as a “Women’s spray mop with microfibre pads” on Google.

But when you click onto the link for the Groupon site, the description reads as “Spray mop with two microfibre pads.”

After making the discovery, the unhappy shopper took to Twitter writing a sarcastic comment to Groupon asking whether it was selling a unisex mop or one that men could use so that her husband could clean the floors too.

When you clicked through onto Groupon it said something different

Since being posted, the tweet has received a lot of attention, with many people labelling the advert as “unacceptable” and “terrible”.

One wrote: “That’s terrible!”

Another added: “What the hell? @Groupon_UK this is totally and utterly unacceptable. Someone needs firing for this!!!!! #sexism#causalsexism#groupon.”

A third said: “I had to do a double take! Are they for real?”

And: “Obviously a male one would have flames on the side and be blue” joked a fourth.

Whilst one person thought it was a marketing ploy from Groupon.

The Mirror has since reached out to Groupon for a comment.

Since the advert was also present on Google, a spokesperson said: “We value diversity and respect for others, and we strive to avoid offending users so, we don’t allow ads or destinations that display shocking content or promote hatred, intolerance, discrimination or violence. When ads breach our policies we take action.”

Google have also confirmed that the advert has been removed.

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