In the UK, a mom criticized the British variety store, Poundland, for selling crop tops for kids.
Earlier this week, the unhappy mother sparked a heated debate online when she posted a photo of the girls’ pajamas on Facebook.
The pajama set includes a pink top featuring a printed butterfly along with some floral pants.
“This is by far not the worst case to use as an example,” the mother wrote on Facebook, seemingly aiming to influence others to blast the design. “Poundland is selling a crop top for six to nine months onwards.”
“These are not pajamas for the comfort of your own home on a six to nine-month-old baby,” she continued. “Perhaps a vest would cover the midriff but what about on a two-year-old as it goes up to 24 months.”
“Poundland is selling a crop top for six to nine months onwards,” the mother wrote on the social media platform. “Is it just me? I find this really DISGUSTING.”
But instead of agreeing and supporting her sentiments, some parents claimed that she was in the wrong for “sexualizing” the children’s pajamas.
“Adults shouldn’t be sexualizing children’s clothing,” one parent commented in the post. “They are children. The problem lies with you.”
“Clothes are just fabric, if you sexualize them no matter the age of the person then you’re no different than the people who blame the victim’s outfits,” another one has added.
“STOP sexualizing children and the clothes they wear,” a third parent commented. “STOP shaming parents for choosing to put their children in clothes like this.”
Meanwhile, others defended the mother and said that the crop top set in Poundland is indeed wrong.
“Kinda feel like this is how body issues in girls starts,” a parent has said. “Although my daughter was nine before she had cropped tops like that.”
“I personally wouldn’t for children so young but it’s easily fixed with a vest,” another parent commented.
“Why would you put a nine-month-old in a crop top really?” a fifth person asked.
Because the mother’s post went viral, Poundland released a statement to Daily Mail to clear out the matter.
“We’re bemused,” a spokesperson told Daily Mail. “This is just a T-shirt and leggings set that’s a summer best-seller.”
“What’s more the leggings are high-waisted so when worn together, no midriff is on show,” the spokesperson continued. “That’s obviously why our customers like it.”