Company Marketing Thongs To Young Girls
An Ohio-based retailer that is no stranger to controversy is stealing the spotlight once again.
NewsChannel5 reported that Abercrombie and Fitch is under fire for marketing sexy underwear for kids.
The company is making the line, which includes thongs, for girls ages 10 to 14.
A company spokesperson said that the underwear is meant to be lighthearted and fun.
But that’s not how many people see it.
“You know, I still played with dolls at 12, and I wouldn’t have thong underwear on at 12,” said Kelly Duffelmeyer, a preschool teacher.
“Abercrombie and Fitch is selling clothes to make children sexually stimulating to adults,” said Brian Camenker of the Parents’ Rights Coalition. “thongs in children’s sizes with the sayings ‘sexy’ & ‘eye candy’ on them is totally inappropriate”
Abercrombie’s corporate headquarters said that the company has received only two formal complaints about the underwear.
Is this no big deal? Or is this inappropriate?
Would you allow your children to wear thong panties? Should the company stop selling this line? Or is it their choice to make whatever clothing they want?
Is this just one more sign of a larger issue at hand?
Share your thoughts.