Kmart removes kid's bride costume after severe backlash: 'Beyond inappropriate'
The $6 costume, which included a white wedding gown and headband with veil for children between the ages of 4 and 6, was stripped from sale on Tuesday afternoon just two days after Shannon B launched the petition on Change.org.
“Kmart Australia regrets the decision to range the bride costume,” a Kmart spokesperson told 7 News.
Little girls love to play wedding. They love to dress up. They love brides! At any wedding, just watch the little girls from age 3 to 16 stare at the bride, follow her around and want to have their photo taken with her. Kids play "wedding" and little girls dream of the day they marry. There is NOTHING wrong with a little girls 'bride' costume and it is CERTAINLY NOT "beyond inappropriate" and the fact that idiots started a fucking petition over something so stupid proves that they are idiots with nothing better to do or petition for real, needed change in our world... but Kmart CAVED TO THEM!?? So you know what? Kmart is going out of business and dying anyway. Good riddance. You deserve because of your willingness to not only bow down to a few people bitching and complaining but it also panders to people who simply don't use common sense. Child brides and sex trafficking coming to the minds of a few people who see this costume should NOT override the fact that it's a fucking COSTUME and little girls LOVE to play dress up as brides.
Always to stop using Venus symbol on menstruation products to be more inclusive
"For over 35 years Always has championed girls and women, and we will continue to do so," the company said in a statement Tuesday, according to The Independent. "We're also committed to diversity & inclusion and are on a continual journey to understand the needs of all of our consumers."
Company officials added that they realize not everyone who needs feminine hygiene products "identif[ies] as female." Proctor & Gamble did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News.
The decision was lauded by trans activists but faced criticism online.
“Women are quite literally being erased from sanitary products now. Is there anywhere we are allowed to be visible!?” one woman wrote on Twitter, according to The Independent.
Advocacy group Trans Actual praised the decision.
This one infuriates me.
Just yesterday I read that a man won the women's cycling race.
Now we have men wanting to use menstrual pads.
AND ALWAYS IS CATERING TO THEM.
Always you are NOT "CHAMPIONING GIRLS AND WOMEN" by once AGAIN putting MEN'S OPINIONS and wants ahead of ours. You basically are saying women and girls do NOT matter. Only the opinion of MALES matter. Males that are offended that the venus symbol is on a female product.
Always is a brand of feminine hygiene products, including maxi pads, ultra thin pads, pantiliners, and feminine wipes, produced by Procter & Gamble.