1Primark Padded Bras for 7 year olds
The products sparked calls for a boycott of the store and were widely condemned by those opposed to the sexualization of children, including parents groups and the British Prime Minister David Cameron. After a whole lot of angry recrimination, Primark not only stopped selling the clothing, but pledged to donate any profits they had made from this sexual targeting of children to charity. (Source)
2Dive Into "High School Musical" Pants
Sue Relf bought the underwear for her seven-year-old granddaughter at Asda in Broadstairs, Kent, and took them home to find the words "dive in" on them.
Disney apologized for any offense, and said a genuine oversight had led to the words being used out of context. (Source)
3"Fisting" Kids Shirt at Walmart
4Nipple Pasties on Toddler Tees
While the messages of the clothing may be lost on some of the kids, it will be apparent to older siblings or of course, adults. (Source)
5Pandas Having Sex Pajamas
Police are urging the public to report any sightings of the offending PJs through a post on Facebook: "We appeal to the partners of the Police Public Relations division to be aware of the existence and circulation of children's t-shirts with indecent illustrations.
"Any partners who know of such t-shirts being circulated or sold are kindly requested to immediately report them to the nearest police station."
But it seems Jakarta's finest may have been fooled. For all those who know their viral images, the image has a watermark for ‘www.9GAG.com' – a website well-known for its memes and funny photoshopped images. Furthermore, the picture may be over 18 months old. (Source)
6Offensive Mickey Mouse Shirts
7Racist Monkey Shirts
The controversial combination seen in a photo uploaded to Twitter created ire and prompted a quick defense by the company, Just Add A Kid, which is chalking it up as "a total misunderstanding."
"We are looking into all the situations that occurred around this little incident," company co-creator Lowell Cohen told the Daily News by phone. "We're looking at the vendor, we're speaking to our employees."
The T-shirts, designed by the clothing line, feature cartoon character bodies ranging from surfers, cowboys, princesses, angels and various animals and occupations. In a later statement, the company said the pairing was "not authorized, condoned or tolerated" by the company.
It appears to ultimately be each vendor's decision in how they pair the cardboard faces — featuring various ethnicities — to the designs. (Source)
8Target's "Sexist" Baby PJs
Boys can be heroes; girls can date heroes.
The boy clothing features a Superman logo and the line “Future Man of Steel,” while the girl item has the same logo but the line: “I Only Date Heroes.”
“It seems kind of ridiculous to talk about who an infant girl is going to date,” said Aimee Morrison, an associate professor of English at the University of Waterloo.
The photograph was taken in 2014 at a local Target store by Morrison's friend, Christine Logel, an associate social development professor at the university. Logel was out shopping for toys for her two daughters, aged 3 and 8, when she saw the sleepers made for three-month-olds.
9Fake Chest Hair Shirt For Boys
11Sexualized Christmas Shirts for Girls
Big W drew attention earlier in the year for introducing the controversial "Scratch and Sniff" underwear line, which also drew outrage from parents and shoppers alike. The range, which was removed by the chain after a torrent of complaints were lodged, featured scratch "panels" in the clothing which released a sweet scent when activated. (Source)