Laura Waddell, a publishing manager at HarperCollins, tweeted: “Clarks have named range of girls’ school shoes ‘Dolly Babe’ while the boys’ equivalent is called ‘Leader’. Out of touch, sexist amp; insulting.”
It said it had removed the shoe from sale online “following customer feedback regarding the name” and added it is currently working to remove the name from remaining in-store stock.
— Nick Cunningham (@R1verRat) August 13, 2017
Clarks released a statement saying the Dolly Babe range is “an old and discontinued line, with only remaining stock being sold through our stores”.
Returned my daughters yesterday after noticing the name on the box. Expect better @clarksshoes