Are Kids’ Costumes Too Sexy?

posted: October 1, 2015

Both of these Red Riding Hood Costumes are marketed to “girls” they are side by side on the Party City webpage. One is blatantly more “sexually charged” than the other. Is the shorter one inappropriate for the age group?

One mom thinks so, she posted a letter on their Facebook page that has gone viral.  It reads, “Generally speaking, real life uniformed female police officers do not wear short skirts and low-cut shirts. She urged the store to stop selling “sexualized” Halloween costumes for young girls explaining that she was “appalled” by the options available to her 3-year-old daughter.

The store has since deleted her post and all of the comments supporting it. However, they did say:”We expect parents to be as involved in their children’s costume selections as they are in selecting their everyday wardrobe, and we encourage parents to shop with their children. We supply the types of products that our customers, and specifically parents, demand.”

What do you think?
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