Fire brigade slammed for ‘patronizing’ ad for men not to cook on Valentine’s Day, house fire precaution

BRITS has issued a “patronizing” Tweet from London Fire Brigade, who are asking people to order a takeout instead of cooking dinner this Valentine.

Social media users believe the post is sexist – and implies that men can’t cook without burning down houses.


Credit: Twitter


Credit: Twitter

It read: “What are your #ValentinesDay plans? If you’re going to have a few drinks, it’s safer if you don’t cook.

“Instead, suggest ordering a takeaway – just a single moment of distraction can set off a fire.”

The LFB account also posted a video, which begins with romantic music and a photo of a man and woman holding hands – but ends with a shot of the fire.

But people were less than happy with this advice – and shut down the fire brigade because of their “ridiculous” tweet.

One woman wrote: “Absolute nonsense. What neurotic, safety-obsessed nation have we become? “

While another said: “If this is a publicly funded advertising campaign, I think we taxpayers deserve some answers.”

Another said: “I have been cooking for over two decades with a gas stove and natural oven and I have never been careless about walking around and letting things burn.”

And another joked: “London Fire Brigade x Deliveroo. The collab no one expected”.

The men also lashed out at the public service announcement, calling it sexist.

One man said: “We are all clearly incompetent.”

While a second added: “It’s 2022. Men know how to cook without burning down the house.”

And a third said: “Sexism is aimed at men – a slightly patronizing generalization aimed at boys”. Fire brigade slammed for ‘patronizing’ ad for men not to cook on Valentine’s Day, house fire precaution

Bobby Allyn

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