A girl looks at blind boxes in a Pop Mart store in a shopping centre in Beijing on June 3. The toymaker caused a firestorm on social media this week when it was revealed that it had asked female job applicants about their plans to have children, for which the company apologised. Photo: EPA-EFE A girl looks at blind boxes in a Pop Mart store in a shopping centre in Beijing on June 3. The toymaker caused a firestorm on social media this week when it was revealed that it had asked female job applicants about their plans to have children, for which the company apologised. Photo: EPA-EFE
A girl looks at blind boxes in a Pop Mart store in a shopping centre in Beijing on June 3. The toymaker caused a firestorm on social media this week when it was revealed that it had asked female job applicants about their plans to have children, for which the company apologised. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Blind-box toymaker Pop Mart apologises for asking women if they will have children amid pushback on social media

  • Pop Mart, which popularised the blind-box toy craze in China, said its staff did not follow company policy when asking female applicants if they will have kids
  • Widespread criticism of the company on social media came the same week Beijing announced that families could now have three children, up from two

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A girl looks at blind boxes in a Pop Mart store in a shopping centre in Beijing on June 3. The toymaker caused a firestorm on social media this week when it was revealed that it had asked female job applicants about their plans to have children, for which the company apologised. Photo: EPA-EFE A girl looks at blind boxes in a Pop Mart store in a shopping centre in Beijing on June 3. The toymaker caused a firestorm on social media this week when it was revealed that it had asked female job applicants about their plans to have children, for which the company apologised. Photo: EPA-EFE
A girl looks at blind boxes in a Pop Mart store in a shopping centre in Beijing on June 3. The toymaker caused a firestorm on social media this week when it was revealed that it had asked female job applicants about their plans to have children, for which the company apologised. Photo: EPA-EFE
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