By Jack Hadfield
Burlington, the department store, is set to remove underwear that look like skimpy thongs seemingly marketed towards children, after a concerned mother posted pictures on Facebook.
At the end of last month, Shaye Thomas, of Houston, Texas, was shopping at the local Burlington department store, when she was disturbed to find in the “little girls section” a number of skimpy “thongs” seemingly marketed towards children. In a post on Facebook that quickly went viral, Thomas described the underwear, which had a thong design of narrow crotch areas, but decorated with cute images such as ice lollies and butterflies, as a “disgrace” and “heartbreaking.”
Speaking to the feminist news outlet 4W, Thomas said that the thongs were definitely marketed towards children, as they were so small her 9-year-old daughter would have fit into them. She confirmed that she took all of the underwear on sale off the rack, over 10 pairs in total, and took them to store staff as she was leaving to ask for an explanation.
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