Pinky Gloves is a new product created by two German men that works like a glove so people don’t get messy when removing tampons and other period products.
The gloves were initially designed so period products could be disposed properly and discretely, and the founders said that they came up with it when they noticed that there was ‘no good solution when it came to disposing tampons’.
The duo presented their product on a German show called Die Höhle der Löwen and their brand got a lot of reactions, but not all of that was good. In fact, Pinky Gloves received a lot of online backlash, and many called it ‘sexist’ and added that ‘it stigmatizes period products’.
The duo behind the “invention” said that they were able to find an investor and have since released a statement in which they apologized for missing the mark and said that ‘they still have a lot to learn’.
“We take your feedback very seriously and will rethink our product and reflect on the entire history of its creation. We have not dealt adequately and properly with the subject; that was a big mistake.” – said the statement.
Check out what the internet had to say about the product: