Abercrombie & Fitch is under fire for selling padded bikini tops to girls as young as 8 years old. Who knew pre-teens needed “push-up bras?” Are parents and businesses “sexualizing”Â kids the moment they leave the womb?
Spring is here, and women (the grown-up kind) are flocking to their favorite store, outlet, or online ordering site to snatch up an itty-bitty-teeny-bikini. But don’t be surprised if you see an 8-year-old flipping through the racks alongside you.
Abercrombie & Fitch is taking advantage of the new trend, or just may be the impetus behind kids wanting to look sexy. The retail giant is under fire forÂ selling padded bikini tops to young girls.
What are they thinking? Perhaps, the company is putting feelers out in the retail cosmos to see just how far it can go before a boycott is staged or the feds stop by for a visit.
Many are calling the move as outlandish. Other supporters are placing the blame and new-found interest on the parents of young girls, who want to be pretty.
Experts say that becauseÂ Abercrombie & Fitch sells padded bikini tops to young girls in the open market, it will encourage looseness, promiscuity, and other risky behaviors, to put it mildly.
If the product is on the market, chances are, young girls are going to want it. Parents may be too busy loathing over coming to terms with their own aging bodies that they don’t realize they are feeding into the frenzy.
So where does one say Â“enough is enoughÂ” in the “push-up bra” department? It’s tough enough that young teens and tweens are being marketed to with products traditionally reserved for mom and pop.
Now that retailers are in the market to sell its products by any means necessary, where is the proverbial line in the sand drawn?
Is there anything wrong if Abercrombie & Fitch sells padded bikini tops to young girls?
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