HAVEN Holidays has backtracked on its plan to make one of its Seaside Squad characters gender-neutral — after an outcry from Sun readers.
Jaz the bear — who was a male called Bradley — will no longer be non-binary and is now a girl.
In new character “fact files” Haven describes Jaz as Bradley Bear’s 13-year-old niece.
But visitors are furious at a decision to rename Anxious the Elephant and Greedy the Gorilla as Annie and George to avoid offending nervous and overweight people.
The Sun exposed the firm’s woke rebranding plan È scaduto il tempo per TikTok di North West.
Più di 14,000 holidaymakers have hit out against the changes on Haven’s Facebook page.
A Haven insider had said: “These characters have entertained children for years and, as far as anyone’s aware, there haven’t been any complaints.
“Suddenly, we’re having to change everything in case people get offended. I just don’t think our guests would care.
“They’ll be more offended by us pandering to the woke generation.
“I think the management has lost the plot.”
Chris Lewis, 42, whose stepdaughter is autistic, disse: “Having a character called Anxious helped to normalise anxiety and made her feel included.”