Re: Walmart Sells Inappropriate Clothing for Children
by Jeffrey - Posted Mon August 13, 2007 @ 12:26 PM
I agree. I just don't understand some of the slogans that are on clothing sold to kids. Mostly girls, but I do have issues with boys clothing, too.
On the other hand, it's up to parents to make decisions and to enforce rules for their kids. If a parent wants their child to advertise that they're downloading something naughty, that's the parent's problem. If the parent finds this inappropriate, the parent should enforce this with their kids.
I say this, in part, because of the AGE of the kids they sell this stuff to. Any parent that buys this for the 8 year old is a moron, plain and simple. (I've seen it, though). But it's the adult's right to a moron, I guess. And, as much as child protection is a big issue for me, I'm not convinced that there is a child endangerment issue here, severe enough, to take kids away from a moron parent that thinks "Future hooker" is appropriate for an 8 year old.
For a 16 year old, on the other hand, I see this being a different issue. A 16 year old is still a child, in many ways, but most kids of this age KNOW what this is about. I do think this is harmful if it's combined with a lifestyle that matches. The LIFESTYLE is more an issue than the slogan.