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Swedish Company Pulls Baby Bikini
Web India 123 ^ | 07.25.2008 | UPI

Posted on 07/24/2008 8:32:31 PM PDT by Coffee200am

Swedish clothing company Ellos has pulled two-piece bikinis designed for baby girls and apologized for the products after widespread protests.

The bikinis, which were designed for girls as young as 2 months old, were pulled from stores after children's and women's groups complained that the revealing swimwear contributed to the sexualization of the bodies of small children, Swedish news agency TT reported Thursday.

Ellos is a family company. We do not want anyone taking offense from our assortment, Ellos representative Per-Olf Gustafsson said. We have erred in this case and we will do our best to ensure that there is no repeat.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: baby; bikini; prostitot; sweden

1 posted on 07/24/2008 8:32:31 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: Coffee200am

What’s wrong with that?


2 posted on 07/24/2008 8:34:00 PM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists)
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To: nuconvert

These people are crazy...


3 posted on 07/24/2008 8:35:46 PM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: Coffee200am

Somehow, I just don’t see anything even vaguely sexual there.

Am I abnormal?


4 posted on 07/24/2008 8:37:58 PM PDT by null and void (Barack Obama - International Man of Mystery...)
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To: Coffee200am

“...revealing swimwear contributed to the sexualization of the bodies of small children..”

That does occur, but I don’t think this is by any means an example of that sick practice.

That swimsuit looks very much like the ones my girls used to wear at that age. It is a practical two piece swimsuit, by no means one of those extreme bikinis.


5 posted on 07/24/2008 8:40:16 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Coffee200am

I thought maybe the offensive swimsuits were thongs with some kind of weird itty bitty top.
But that swim suit in the photo is cute.


6 posted on 07/24/2008 8:40:35 PM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists)
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To: nuconvert

It’s pretty cute.


7 posted on 07/24/2008 8:40:59 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: nuconvert
Searched on Google...I still don't see a too much of a problem..


8 posted on 07/24/2008 8:44:40 PM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: Coffee200am

These aren’t babies...they are just little girls and the suits are cute. My first thought was that it would be hard to hide a diaper in a thong. :-)


9 posted on 07/24/2008 8:48:04 PM PDT by Notasoccermom (.)
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10 posted on 07/24/2008 8:52:00 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Coffee200am

I thought European kids ran around naked on the beach anyway.


11 posted on 07/24/2008 8:53:43 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The road to hell is paved with the stones of pragmatism.)
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To: grey_whiskers; All

Cute song !!!!

They’re just little bitty girls, all little girls wear suits like that. These people are getting way too carried away.


12 posted on 07/24/2008 8:56:44 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: ElkGroveDan

I remember as a child of 5, all of us kids in the neighborhood ran around in our underwear..outside! Nobody looked at us, nobody cared. Everybody was out on their lawns in chairs and swings...talking to each other...and yelling at the occasional teenager driving too fast down our street.


13 posted on 07/24/2008 8:58:17 PM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: nuconvert

They were offended that they covered up the girl’s chest. /semi-sarc

In Europe, lots of young toddler girls don’t have tops to bathing suits. They have no idea of sex, they don’t care, they don’t need support. It was 1991 and I was over in Britain and got my pictures developed locally, and on the cover they have a family on the beach, the little girl had no top on.

There’s nothing to look at anyway. That’s what is so surprising, that they think this two piece is sexualizing things.


14 posted on 07/24/2008 8:58:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Actually what I’m thinking is if they’re thinking this way, they have their heads in the gutter themselves.


15 posted on 07/24/2008 9:03:56 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Coffee200am

I wonder if it was a “certain minority segment” of the population that complained.....like burka wearers.


16 posted on 07/24/2008 9:09:35 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Coffee200am

“...children’s and women’s groups....”

I’m a little surprised about the “children’s groups” because those are usually family-oriented groups with reasonable guidelines.

The ...ahem.... “women’s groups” on the other hand....

A real shame to see this company’s president spontaneously crumble and instantly admit guilt saying they don’t want to offend “anyone”.


17 posted on 07/24/2008 9:10:14 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: null and void
Somehow, I just don’t see anything even vaguely sexual there.

Am I abnormal?

Nope, what you see is a little girl in a bathing suit. What people with evil minds see is a slanderous sexual photo!

18 posted on 07/24/2008 10:00:41 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Coffee200am

we had bathing suits like that when I was little.


19 posted on 07/24/2008 10:02:20 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Coffee200am

I have pics of me when I was little holding fish I had caught wearing jeans and no shirt. Never thought anything of it back then. I had nothing to show.


20 posted on 07/24/2008 10:04:15 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Coffee200am

I see nothing wrong with that, but I guess I grew up in hawaii were many kids are running around naked at beaches at those ages.
Wonder if this has anything to do with the political correctness and islamization of Sweden...


21 posted on 07/24/2008 10:10:58 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Coffee200am

Looks like the little girl and the grown up one are wearing the same size suit.


22 posted on 07/24/2008 10:27:07 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: Coffee200am
if you don't see too much of a problem with that, then YOU are the rproblem.....

I'd like to see how men would react seeing their little boys wearing a tiny speedo....

why are we making our children such targets?......we say we love kids but our actions show that we think kids are just another commodity......sad..

23 posted on 07/24/2008 10:48:43 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Coffee200am

24 posted on 07/25/2008 12:41:18 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama: uh, uh, uh, you know, uh, uh, uh, uhh, is...? Uh, is of -- of their work, uh, uh, uh, uh)
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To: cherry

I see nothing sexual in it whatsoever. What I see is innocence. A child that does not need any sexual education, sexual fear, or a robbing of his/her childhood because of Femnazism.


25 posted on 07/25/2008 12:41:44 AM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: Coffee200am

ugh that’s horrible


26 posted on 07/25/2008 12:44:46 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama: uh, uh, uh, you know, uh, uh, uh, uhh, is...? Uh, is of -- of their work, uh, uh, uh, uh)
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To: Coffee200am
If parents didn't want their babies wearing the swimsuit (which looks darling, btw), then they have the choice of not buying it for them. Case solved without hysteria and without affecting the ability of other parents to dress their children in them. How unnecessary.
27 posted on 07/25/2008 4:21:00 AM PDT by Heartland Mom (Build the fence, secure our borders, deport illegals - Protect our sovereignty!)
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To: cherry
if you don't see too much of a problem with that, then YOU are the rproblem.....

I'd like to see how men would react seeing their little boys wearing a tiny speedo....

I think people see what they are looking to see. One person can look at a cigar and see an object for smoking, while another person looks at it and sees ... well, you know.

Seriously, girls naturally want to emulate their mothers. The suit in question isn't immodest or in bad taste. If you don't like it, don't buy it, but you really shouldn't condemn others for not seeing something vulgar when it isn't there.

28 posted on 07/25/2008 4:25:20 AM PDT by Heartland Mom (Build the fence, secure our borders, deport illegals - Protect our sovereignty!)
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To: Coffee200am

They lied. They thought they could get away with it. They didn’t expect the criticism.


29 posted on 07/25/2008 4:58:27 AM PDT by BooksForTheRight.com (Fight liberal lies with knowledge. Read conservative books and articles.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
In Europe, lots of young toddler girls don’t have tops to bathing suits.

How positively barbaric!


30 posted on 07/25/2008 7:14:15 AM PDT by null and void (Barack Obama - International Man of Mystery...)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
I wonder if it was a “certain minority segment” of the population that complained.....like burka wearers.

*ding* *ding* *ding*

I think we have a winnah!

31 posted on 07/25/2008 7:15:45 AM PDT by null and void (Barack Obama - International Man of Mystery...)
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To: null and void

“I wonder if it was a “certain minority segment” of the population that complained.....like burka wearers.”

- Veiled women are not uncommon in Sweden. However, I haven’t seen a single woman over here in Sweden wearing a burka.

They do exist, but few Muslims believe in the burka.


32 posted on 07/27/2008 10:19:14 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture; 2nd amendment mama
Since 2nd amendment mama made the original comment, perhaps we should ping her?

Oddly enough this photo:

came with an article about members of a certain religion bitching about being required to remove their veils to use a public swimming pool in...

wait for it...

a bit longer...

place your bets...

SWEDEN!

(They were awarded Kr20,000 each...)

33 posted on 07/27/2008 10:31:46 AM PDT by null and void (Barack Obama - International Man of Mystery...)
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