Get your barf bags ready, people. The braintrust that brought the world Bratz dollz are at it again…
Phoebe “Sugar” is described as “sweet and mild” and dressed in a fluffy pink jacket with pink and black underwear, while Roxxi “Spice” is described at ‘wild and spicy” and has an open fake leather jacket and skimpy red and black lingerie. Both dolls have baby milk bottles hanging off chains strapped to their legs.
I’m not sure if these things are being sold in the US or not but in Australia, sales are expected to reach one million this year. WTF???
But WAIT! Grab another barf bag. It gets worse…
Target stores in Australia are also selling Bratz and Barbie padded bras for little girls starting at size 6 and if you look at it in the photo below, the first two sets on the left and in the middle are very mature looking. In fact, it’s not unlike lingerie that I own. But it’s for little kids which is just gross.
The padded Bratz “bralettes” were among more than 30 different junior bra styles starting at size six on sale at a city Target store visited by the Herald Sun yesterday.The Australian Family Association warned parents against sexualising their children. “We have a growing problem with pedophilia and people viewing children as sex objects,” spokeswoman Angela Conway said. ~The Herald Sun
LITTLE GIRLS SIZE 6, people!
The sets in the middle and to the left are very similar to lingerie that I own except that they’re for little kids. It’s disturbing…
The spokeswoman for Funtastic, distributor of Bratz dolls said “The idea of the padding is for girls to be discreet as they develop.”
I can’t believe any self-respecting woman would propagate such a line of BS.
Target also stood by the underwear line. It provided “fashionable items that give girls modesty and style as they go through development changes”, a spokeswoman said.
Does anyone actually believe that load of crap?
The Australian Family Association is right to warn parents against sexualizing their children. I mean honestly, who would buy any of this stuff for their kids? Flame me if you must but I’m going to be uncharacteristically judgmental for a moment…
The people that buy and thus create a market for this kind of stuff are incompetent morons.
DO YOU HEAR ME? If you are buying this stuff for your kids, you really are an idiot. Grow up and BE A PARENT.
There is simply NO EXCUSE. It’s not cute. It’s not funny. Children are children. They are NOT little adults and they should NOT be sexy (unless, of course, you are in favor of child sexualization, in which case, I hope you’re reading this from jail.)
If you are as incensed as I am (and you should be) contact Target Australia and let them know your objections to padded bras for little girls.
You are not alone. Your voice matters. Make it heard.