Australians start petition to change name of beloved Kiwi party snack

Publish Date
Friday, 16 April 2021, 2:01PM

It's been an iconic staple at Kiwi kids' birthday parties for as long as we can remember ... but now the humble party food has come under fire for its "outdated and offensive" name.

One Australian woman has launched a change.org petition to change the name of fairy bread as the word 'fairy' "has been used to belittle and oppress others".

And the petition has already gained more than 1,000 signatures.

"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.

"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."

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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."

What are your thoughts on the petition?