WALMART … WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING!!!
Is this how desperate merchants have become to sell sex to kids? Can we please just let children be children? This may have been a bit more appropriate to sell in a novelty store to adults, not young girls.
Walmart was forced to pull its Santa panties targeting young girls after outrage from parents and others. The panties had on them … “Who needs credit cards” … on the front and “When you have Santa” on the derrière. Did people actually sit around a table at a board meeting and some how think that this was OK? Does the buyer who was responsible for this maybe need a psych evaluation? How could anyone really think that this slogan was appropriate? Pervs! It misses on every level imaginable.
How could anyone in their right mind think that the marketing of such an item is nothing more than child exploitation? One would think that WALMART would have learned from the outrage back in 2002 when Abercrombie & Fitch received negative PR when they tried to market “eye candy” thongs to 10 year olds. Stop pandering and promoting the sex exploitation of children. Is that really a difficult concept to grasp?
“There’s nothing quite like telling adolescent girls that they don’t need to worry about finances since they have their very own moneypot between their legs,” Jessica Valenti, the executive editor of Feministing.com, wrote on the panty blog post.
Scarlett was so incensed by the message on the front of the panties, she didn’t even see the Santa kicker in the rear, she wrote on the blog.
“I still think that the entire thing is messed up. This isn’t just a cute T-shirt that says ‘Just ask Santa,’” she wrote. “This is a pair of panties. Exactly how nice to Santa would the girl have to be in order to get stuff?” (Fox News)