Marks and Spencer Gets Trashed for Releasing New Collection of Lingerie Inspired by George Floyd

The death of George Floyd, an African-American man who died at the hands of a white police officer, sparked massive protests against racial discrimination and police brutality in the United States as well as across the globe. It also prompted companies to re-evaluate their products to promote diversity and inclusion.

British retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has released a new collection of lingerie that the company said was partly inspired by “the global conversation on racial inequality following the horrific death” of George Floyd in the United States last year, UK media reported.

The new collection comes in five shades for different skin tones instead of the usual light hue and has new names. For example, M&S removed the name Tobacco used to describe brown underwear. The company described its previous products as “inconsistent and inadequate for all ethnicities”.