Skip to comments.Complaint About 'Hooker' Kids Clothes Goes Viral
Posted on 08/11/2012 10:17:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Swedish high street fashion chain Lindex has been hit by an online storm after a womans complaint about their hooker-like clothing range for young girls went viral.
The woman who made the complaint, childrens author Malin Stehn from southern Sweden, posted a message on the Facebook page of Lindex, voicing her disappointment after shopping for her 9-year-old daughter.
I was extremely disappointed by the range. Is it really the wish of the marketers (producers and consumers) that nine-year-olds should dress like, excuse the expression, hookers???
The message was posted on Tuesday morning, and has since received over 55,000 likes on Facebook and boasts hundreds of comments of support below.
Tight shirts with leather, leopard skin with black lace, and low cut tops were among the garments Stehn took issue with, claiming that the sexy outfits were the ones most highlighted in the displays.
I am completely for the idea of cool and cheeky childrens clothing, but think that we adults should take a bigger responsibility for which signals we send to our young girls. How do you feel about this? she continued.
Lindex, however, has not acted in response to the criticism, but has posted a message in reply to readers.
Lindex is an international fashion company, which means that some people believe that certain items should not be available for children, while others believe its fashionable. Our aim is to offer a product range that appeals to many customers in the same markets we are in.
According to their official site, Lindex is one of northern Europe's leading fashion chains with around 430 stores in Sweden, Norway, Finland, as well as other parts of Europe and the middle east.
They describe their range as inspiring, affordable fashion to women interested in fashion.
According to daily Metro newspaper, Lindex has also come under fire in the past for their bikini range for one-year-olds.
I don't know what these people are thinking.
It’s your property. Institute a dress code... “No hoes.”
Bad idea if it costs him a client or whatever you call someone who boards their horse on your property.
Little whores to visit their horse.
I am completely for the idea of cool and cheeky childrens clothing.
Nothing like making a kid become bait before they come up missing.
I have a friend that I watched raise two daughters. They're good, smart, level-headed kids in their last years of high school now. He told me a story about one of their friends, a girl, whose dad told her to quit working so hard in high school, that it's more important to be social (date, party) than get good grades. IOW, learn to sleep your way to the top. I can't say that every parent that allows their daughters to dress provocatively thinks this way, but it does make you wonder.
Conversely, I belong to a church with a lot of young twenty-somethings and the young ladies (even church staff) seem to have Bibles that are missing the pages that exhort them to dress modestly.
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