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Marks & Spencer accused of ‘glamorising porn’ by selling new Porn Star Martini cocktails

The chain store introduced the ready-made cocktail in a can earlier this year, selling them for £2.

A staple in many bars, the drink is usually served alongside a shot of bubbly.

But a campaigning group has lashed out at M&S, claiming they’re supporting the porn industry by selling the drink.

Not Buying It has launched a bid to make the store 'ditch Porn Star cocktails'.

Dr Sasha Rakoff, CEO of Not Buying It, said: “A consortium of women's groups have written to them calling for a meeting to enlighten them over the reality of porn, ask them to stop being pornoganderists and to help them re-find their ethics.”

A tweet from the group’s page, @not_buyingit, showed a can of drink alongside hardcore porn titles.

They tweeted: “Shop windows a 'bit off'?

“'Ethical' M&S has truly trumped it now w/ new Porn Star Cocktails (when 90% porn shows violence vs women .. gagging, choking, strangulation).

“Women's grps have had enough. We want a meeting.”

They also shared a response claiming to be from CEO Steve Rowe.

It says: “We launched the Porn Star Martini drink in September and our team worked very hard on developing the drink and picked the name as it’s a very common and popular name for a passion fruit cocktail drink.

“Porn Star Martini is the most ordered cocktail in restaurants, bars and pubs and the new can has been popular with our customers.

“The name is in no way intended to cause offence.”

Despite the response, Not Buying It are still calling for M&S to rebrand the drink.

Fabulous Online has contacted M&S for a comment.

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