Late last week, Abercrombie & Fitch raised more than a few eyebrows when someone noticed that the company was selling push-up bikini tops to girls as young as seven years old. Looks like the retailer has had a change of heart following the uproar.
“We’ve re-categorized the Ashley swimsuit as padded,” reads a statement on the Abercrombie Facebook page. “We agree with those who say it is best ‘suited’ for girls age 12 and older.”
There are some who believe the entire situation was a calculated attempt at publicity by Abercrombie, a company that has made a habit of courting controversy. In 2002, the retailer advertised thong underwear in kids’ sizes with creepy phrases like “wink wink” and “eye candy” printed on them.
Abercrombie bows to pressure on padded bikini issue [Dispatch.com]