Abercrombie Padded Bikini For Girls Drama
Abercrombie & Fitch is in another mess as the company is being criticized for selling push up bras to the young girl market.
Their “Ashley” bikini line is listed as a padded and push up item was posted on their Abercrombie Kid website last week.
The company isn’t talking about the line since it updated the description of the bikini.
Now the product is being touted as a padded, “Striped Triangle” with bottoms sold separately.
Rebecca Odes posted on the Babble parenting blog,
“How is this okay for a second grader?”
“Playing at sexy is an inevitable and important part of growing up. But there’s a difference between exploring these ideas on your own and having them sold to you in a children’s catalog.”
Sociology professor at Wheelock College in Boston, Gail Dines said,
“It (also) sends out really bad signals to adult men abut young girls being appropriate sexual objects,”
Abercrombie & Fitch has gotten into hot water before with such so called sexy content and in 2002 they had to pull their T-shirts after people complained they were racially insensitive. Then in 2003 they had to stop issuing racy catalogs and the publication of their holiday book that featured nude young adult models in sexy poses.
You would figure by now Abercrombie & Fitch would catch on that their campaigns cross the line but it’s probably why they do it to get publicity and create collector’s items.
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