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Petition to change "offensive and outdated" name of popular party snack

Petition to change "offensive and outdated" name of popular party snack

A petition has been started to change the name of the "offensive and outdated" children's birthday party staple of fairy bread.

Fairy bread is buttered bread with 100's and 1000's sprinkles on top and is a popular children's snack.

However, the petition has been started by an Australian man who believes that the use of the word "fairy" as the word "has been used to belittle and oppress others".

"The fact that Australians in 2021 are still using this word in the name of a children's food is reprehensible," the campaign creator wrote.

The campaign has gathered 1,000 signatures.

"I never personally ate fairy-bread (sic) while growing up, and am proud to say that I still have not. However, I would like to think that if I had a child I would not be using a term as crude as the term 'fairy' to describe it."

The creator proposed changing the name to "Party Bread", "for the sake of countless marginalised Australians.

"And until then we boycott 'Fairy Bread' entirely," she wrote.

"Bigotry is un-Australian, and so is Fairy bread."

Others aren't a fan of the petition.

"I have hundreds and thousands of reasons for signing this petition!" joked one.

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