Kmart's Wedding Dress Costume - Cute Or Crass?
- Parents Only
We all love Kmart, I mean where else can you go in for socks and leave with $389 of homewares? Unfortunately their latest product offering has left a bad taste in our mouths.
A $6 children’s wedding dress costume. Because nothing says Halloween like child marriage!
Don't worry, it didn't take long before it was pulled from shelves, thanks to outraged Melbourne mother Shannon Barbone who started an online petition to have it banned.
Here Comes The Controversy
“A child bride costume currently exists on Kmart shelves in children’s sizes,” the petition reads.
“Tell Kmart this is beyond inappropriate and offensive and that they have a social responsibility to pull this item off their shelves immediately.
“Please help me get this message to Kmart by signing this petition.”
She added, “Child marriage means child abuse and torture in its worst forms – paedophilia, child rape, child slavery, child sex trafficking.
“Kmart -Take this child bride costume off your shelves”
The dress, which includes a veil and sweetheart neckline, was swiftly removed from all of Kmart’s stores and burned in a toxic tulle fire pit.
“Kmart Australia regrets the decision to range the bride costume (ages 4-6 years), it was not intended to cause offence and we sincerely apologise,” a spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.
And we all lived happily ever after.
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