ITV viewers were left completely baffled today as they watched a rather unusual debate unfold.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO MERCHANDISING Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock (9784930ag) Rylan Clark and Gok Wan 'This Morning' TV show, London, UK – 08 Aug 2018 THE GINGERBREAD GENDER DEBATE In the week that the UKs biggest sandwich chain Pret-A-Manger dropped the man from its gingerbread in favour of the name gingerbread biscuit, and Womans Hour host Jane Garvey called for a ban on the term hey guys when addressing mixed groups, were asking… has the gender debate gone too far? Transgender woman Chloe OHerlihy thinks these things are a step in a positive direction, whist journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer thinks its all just one big over reaction.

While This Morning are known for their controversial interviews and interesting guests, as Gok Wan and Rylan Clark-Neals discussed the gender of gingerbread biscuits – it seemed to be a step too far.

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The hosts chatted to Chloe OHerlihy and journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer after food chain Pret A Manger introduced a gingerbread woman called Annie to go along with their gingerbread man Geoffrey.

As the guests debated whether the change is PC gone mad, Julia said, “If youve got time to get bothered by a gingerbread biscuit or what a gingerbread biscuit is wearing, your life must be incredibly sad and empty.”

Transgender speaker Chloe completely disagreed, and said, “I think society is changing, gender is changing with it. So I just think, if we can be inclusive to everyone, and not just binary genders, then its just more inclusive to society in general.”

As Julie then said, “I think we are in danger…theyre trying to stir up anger and resentment…a very small number of activists”, Chloe hit back, “Were fed up with a lot of the way were treated.”

Despite the guests both fighting their corner, some viewers at home just couldnt get on board with the fact the show was talking about a biscuits gender.

“Its a biscuit!! people get offended so easily these days #thismorning”, said one fan.

“Are we really having a convo about gender neutral gingerbread men??? This country right now… #ThisMorning”, agreed another.

While a third added, “As if @thismorning are actually debating the gender of a gingerbread biscuit”.

And they werent the only ones…

Are we really having a convo about gender neutral gingerbread men??? This country right now… #ThisMorning

— Rebecca Dundon ?? (@Rebeccadundon1) August 8, 2018

It's a biscuit!!! ? Surely there are more important issues to discuss. #ThisMorning

— Kim Carberry (@NorthumMam) August 8, 2018

Has anyone actually asked the gingerbread man how he feels about this? Maybe he's perfectly happy as a man and doesn't want anyone assuming otherwise.
Perhaps we should clarify things with the muffin man too?
?? #ThisMorning

— J (@Zirafa_) August 8, 2018

Ffs it's a biscuit

— Belinda welsh (@Belindawelsh2) August 8, 2018

This is what the world has come to, people on live TV discussing gingerbread women wearing skirts… ITS A FLIPPING BISCUIT you eat it??‍♀??‍♀ 2018 everyone #ThisMorning

— Aimee (@Aimeeee373) August 8, 2018

What on earth is this debate on gingerbread men/women on this morning… its a biscuit ?

— Paige (@paigehollybford) August 8, 2018

Meanwhile, telly presenter Gok, 43, noted that the discussion could be considered a step in the right direction for those affected as he said to 29-year-old Rylan: “Im proud of This Morning for talking about it.

“I think its really good were having this debate.”

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