High street giant Primark have withdrawn a padded bikini top made for seven year old girls and up, after criticism from parents, child protection organisations and others, who claimed the item was “too sexy” and exploitative for young children.
Following widespread criticism, the retailer removed the bikinis from sale, and issued a statement saying: ”
“Primark has taken note of the concern this morning regarding the sale of certain bikini tops for girls, a product line that sells in relatively small quantities. The company has stopped the sale of this product line with immediate effect. Primark will donate all the profits made from this product line to a children’s charity, and apologises to customers for any offence caused.”
Some photos of the offending bikinis can be found here, and we’re curious to know what you think of this move. Were Primark right to remove these from sale? Should they even have been selling them in the first place? Or is it all just a storm in a (padded) bikini cup?