Store Pulls Padded Bikini For Kids: Should Age Matter?

 

By Posted 17 Apr 2010, 09:48

We have an interesting article for you to read now, which continues the big debate on whether high street chain Primark was right to sell padded bikinis for young girls throughout their stores in the UK.

As reported from the Telegraph, the products have now been given the nickname ‘paedo bikinis’, over fears that the swimwear could attract such people, while Primark has made a very bold statement in saying that ”all girls want to look their best, no matter what age you are.”

The general majority of the public believe that it was the correct decision to remove the bikinis from future sale, while David Cameron has also entered the debate, describing the whole affair as “completely disgraceful”.

What are your thoughts on this? Full article through the link. Are we being too paranoid?

  • Kathryn

    Some girls develop faster than others and have bodies older than what they are so yes I would allow them to wear padded swimwear you don't want some pervert getting the wrong idea.

  • Camille

    Who on earth had the not so bright idea to make a padded, low-cut bikini for a young girl? Is the designer a freaking pedophile or what?? What the hell is wrong with people?

  • Charlotee

    This is stupid. When I was a little girl, having breasts was the LAST thing I wanted.

  • Momof2daughters

    I cannot read the entire story, but I've read enough not to like the idea. The story above states that ”all girls want to look their best, no matter what age you are.” How is it that Primark decides what makes "all" girls look their "best". It's appalling. I hope they have to recall everything they sell with padding. Even my 5 yr old thinks it's a dumb idea.

  • T.Bristol

    It's one step short of the beauty pageant scene. What message are they sending to the girls? They have the rest of their lives to be image consious….Just let them be kids for gods sake.
    What next? A range of thongs?

  • T.Bristol

    It's one step short of the beauty pageant scene. What message are they sending to the girls? They have the rest of their lives to be image consious….Just let them be kids for gods sake.
    What next? A range of thongs?