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An agricultural firm has come under fire after using models to pose in front of their products during Britain’s biggest tractor show.
Machinery manufacturer Agrifac has now found itself amid a sexism row after encouraging visitors and guests to take selfies with their glamorous models at the Lamma show in Birmingham.
During the agricultural show on January 9, the company also posted pictures of competition winners posing with ‘grid girls’ Bec Quinn and Melissa Sharp.
Agricultural firm Agrifac has come under fire after using models to pose in front of their products at the Lamma show in Birmingham
‘Grid girls’ Bec Quinn and Melissa Sharp posed with visitors and guests during the agricultural show
The machinery manufacturer was present at the Lamma Show in Birmingham on January 9
Outspoken critics have now taken to social media to express their frustration at the company’s decision to use the ‘grid girls’.
Manager of Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, Kate Lord, described the decision to use the models as an ‘insult’ to the women who work in the industry.
On Twitter she wrote: ‘It’s 2019 for goodness sake.
‘What an embarrassment for our industry and an insult to the women who work in it.’
Another Twitter user, Jim Clark, wrote: ‘Totally agree so outdated and poor judgement from Agrifac wonder what the woman who work for them think.’
Kate Christie commented: ‘Unbelievable objectifying women. Can’t believe this still goes on.’
However, others on social media supported the company’s decision to use the models.
@EvenStephen wrote: ‘It’s their choice to do the work. Stop attacking them. If thet are confident and happy to work in promotion let them. Lots of men do the same in bars and shows. No issue with that.’
Critics took to Twitter to air their frustration at the decision to use the glamorous models at the tractor show
While Ben Sockett wrote: ‘So a girl who wants to be a model can’t be because you don’t think it’s right? That sounds a little backwards to me…’
The criticism comes nearly a year after Formula One announced it would no longer use walk-on grid girls during its tournaments.
In a statement in 2018 the racing company said they felt the practice was no longer ‘appropriate or relevant to Formula 1 and its fans, old and new, across the world.’
However, others Twitter users expressed their support of the company’s decision to use the models
The decision to ban grid girls by Formula One also came days after the Professional Darts Corporation banned the practice of walk-on girls accompanying darts players during competitions.
Commenting on Agrifac’s ‘grid girls’, managing director Zoe Rutherford told the BBC: ‘These women are professionals who did a really good job and got a positive reaction from the people who were there.
‘The negativity from people, many of whom weren’t at the event, has been really unfortunate.’
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