Updated: 14/11/17 : 12:00:52
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World :: Pret criticised over badge reading ‘I am new, kiss me’

Sandwich chain Pret has come under fire after a picture emerged of a female worker wearing a badge saying “I am New, Kiss Me!”

The picture was taken by journalist Bella Mackie @bellamackie who labelled it “kind of gross”.

She shared the image on social media where it caught the attention of former deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman.

The MP – and Pret regular – told the company it needed to “stop it immediately” if the badge was “for real”.

But Pret was quick to point out that it didn’t make anyone wear such badges or hand them out, although they are available to be personalised by staff.

In a response to Harman, the MP for Camberwell and Peckham, Pret wrote on Twitter: “We definitely do not make them wear badges with these kinds of messages on”.