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Kid’s Store Sells Crotchless Thong Panties

Kid’s Store Sells Crotchless Thong Panties

Among the stuffed animal backpacks and princess dresses at a new store called “Kids N Teen” in Colorado’s Greeley Mall you can find crotchless thong panties.

Yes, you read that correctly. Crotchless thong panties in a store called “Kids N Teen.”

A local mother, Erin French, discovered the crotchless underwear on a recent shopping trip with her children.

“I was mortified, says French. “My first initial response was, ‘Am I really seeing that?’…They’re sized to fit a 7-year-old girl. That’s just totally inappropriate.”

Yes, totally inappropriate and disturbing if you ask me.

French continues, “There is one purpose for an item of that nature and that is not something we want to encourage for our girls.”

Obviously crotchless panties are meant to be used during sex. An adult product such as this should not be on the shelves at a store that caters to kids and teens.

To justify the panties, store owners have said that while their store is mostly for kids, 25% of inventory is for teenagers. That’s not helping their case. Either way, the fact remains that a product that is meant to be used during sex is not something that is appropriate to sell in a store for children or teenagers.

The store owners also defend themselves by saying that they have only been in business for two weeks and are still trying to figure out what to sell.

Well, definitely not crotchless thong underwear. (The items have since been removed from the store)

What do you think? Are the crotchless thong underwear inappropriate? Do I even need to ask that question?

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7:19AM PST on Dec 26, 2011

How can the USD let this happen the law is to protect children not put them in a plate for this abuse criminals.The people who has entered that store should had gone to the authorities and demanded not to sell this things to children not even teens .maybe an 18 year all with the responsibility of parents desision.How cruel this people and deprave has come with something like this.Do they let their children use this things.It is time to stop all this peop[le making our children the plate in hand for the abusers.A law but big law suit should be put to anyone who is putting children at risk wether the children like or not this disgraceful products we have enough to be adding more problems to our lives .We and the Federal commission of products should make harder laws againts this criminal act with children and teens.MCH

3:19PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

This is disgusting. Who would buy these? Pedifiles. Who would sell these? Get them out of stores. Save our children.

12:21PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

SAY WHAT? No thong crotched or crotchless is right for a child, no panties that are crotchless are right for a child! They should even have put those things out in the first place

11:23AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

This is too sickening for words. How gross that anyone would even consider selling such an item in stores for young girls. Of course, this is attached to an article about teen girls engaged in group sex. If stores are selling crotchless panties to pre teens, of course the message being sent is that any type of sexual activity is to be condoned and is "cool". Pathetic, sickening, and frightening.

10:44AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

Clearly the industry requires regulation.

5:09AM PST on Dec 22, 2011

the balance between freedom/license and control is never going to be stable, and will always be challenged by opportunists who may be desperate themselves to feed their own families. So there will always be a tension between sexualising society ( it makes money, just like drugs - society WANTS the stuff) and protecting our children. One solution would be to give all males sterilising drugs - but I don't think that would work! :-)

6:14PM PST on Dec 16, 2011

While we're at it, why don't we just start selling penis enlargers for 6 year old boys. Just...wrong. WRONG! I can't even comprehend what was going through their minds, or even the minds of those people who first designed them. Probably the same ones who made padded push-up bras for 8-year olds.

12:00PM PST on Nov 29, 2011

WTF?! This is insane and so twisted! How does an item like this even exist for children?! To the idiots who say "there's no story here", what's wrong with you?! Hello?! Is anybody in there?! This kind of complacency is truly disturbing. How is it possible that a store would find it at all appropriate in the first place to carry an item like that unless they were a bunch of pedophiles??? I don't know what is more disturbing, the fact that crotchless panties for children were manufactured to begin with and offered at a kids store in a mall, or the fact that apparently a bunch of people aren't really disturbed by this! Is there any hope for mankind as a whole???

5:40PM PST on Nov 27, 2011

I live just 20 miles from this stinking ghetto of a town. This crazy shop owner is only perpetuating the belief that this town is garbage, thanks to a filthy butchering plant combined with a decent university whose students must struggle for acceptance despite their education. I can only hope that the owner suffers financially... In an agonizing way.

11:10AM PST on Nov 24, 2011

Yes, there is a story here. Who manufactured these items in the first place. Motive for coming up with this idea?. That means to me, anyway, that someone put there feelers out there to see just how far they could wedge this type of theme into the mainstream. No puns intended. I'm saying it is predatory. It's not a political debate as some here would like to turn it.

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