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Are little girls halloween costumes too sexy?

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Are little girls halloween costumes too sexy?

halloween Are little girls halloween costumes too sexy? A mom from Victoria BC certainly thinks so. She went to Value Village in search of a firefighter costume for her almost 4 year old daughter and was outraged by what she found. "The boys version looks like the real thing. The model on the package has a hardhat, a jacket and even an axe. The girls version, on the other hand looks absolutely nothing like a firefighter. It's a skin-tight, black, shiny dress. It doesn't even have a helmet. It has a fascinator instead in place of a helmet." she said. "What those costumes tell me is that the boys can wear the real thing. They can be a real firefighter. The girls, on the other hand can't. They can dress up pretty and pretend to be a firefighter, but they could never aspire to be the real thing." She has since made a few calls to Value Village expressing her views on the costumes. She believes the 'sexy' costumes brings about a great opportunity to discuss what is appropriate to wear with our children, but also believes that the store should take accountability for their choice in stocked merchandise. "By sexualizing those costumes, they are in effect promoting the sexualization of young girls." Although Value Village did not respond to her calls, the company has issued a statement saying that the costumes in question were being removed from store shelves. "Every year, we select our Halloween inventory based on feedback and demand from shoppers," said the statement. "We’ve taken the recent comments surrounding certain Halloween costumes sold in our stores very seriously, and as such, are removing this merchandise from our sales floors." "We apologize to those who were offended, and as we move forward, we will evaluate all costumes and packaging keeping this specific customer feedback in mind." Do you believe little girls halloween costumes are too sexy? photo courtesy of AForestFrolic/Flickr
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