Furious mum brands Poundland ‘disgusting’ for selling baby crop tops

A furious mum has sparked a fierce online debate after she called Poundland ‘disgusting’ for selling baby crop tops.

Kate Clarky, from Medway, Kent, said she was appalled after spotting the top for sale for children under two, and said it would “bring the sick” to children.

She posted a picture of the top and high-waisted leggings on a local Facebook page alongside an angry rant, but many accused her of being wrong and sexualizing children’s clothing.

“This is by far not the worst case scenario to use as an example. Poundland is selling a crop top for six to nine months in theaters,” she wrote online.

Kate Clarky, from Medway, Kent, said she was appalled after spotting the top for sale for children under two, and said it would “bring the sick” to children.

‘These are not pajamas for the comfort of your own home on a six to nine month old baby

“Maybe a vest would cover the stomach, but what about a two-year-old because it goes up to 24 months.

‘Is it just me? I find it really DISGUSTING.

“It’s amazing how many people pass the blame on to others, yes pedos will look at any kid whether they’re wearing a coat or a crop top and shorts but personally I feel like I don’t need to make my daughter possibly more attractive to these sufferers.

The mum spotted the outfit at her local store in Poundland and her post sparked a heated discussion with many mums agreeing, but others criticizing her.

‘Yes it is disgusting. My baby won’t wear anything like that,” one said.

She posted a picture of the top and high-waisted leggings on a local Facebook page alongside an angry rant, but many accused her of being wrong and sexualizing children's clothing.

She posted a picture of the top and high-waisted leggings on a local Facebook page alongside an angry rant, but many accused her of being wrong and sexualizing children’s clothing.

Another simply wrote: ‘Yuk’.

But others were less sympathetic, with a woman called Lou Elizabeth writing: ‘Then don’t buy them – problem solved’ to which Kate replied: ‘I will never buy anything like this and good luck to those who do. “

Lou Elizabeth responded by saying: ‘Well done! Adults shouldn’t sexualize children’s clothes. They are children. The problem is with you.

Kate replied, “I don’t personally sexualize clothes, but the world we live in has too many people who do!” I will stick to keeping my child one child for now thank you. But each his yes.

Another wrote: “So fake.

“People put their little kids in bikinis.

“Children’s clothes these days are awful overall and look too grown up, personally I wouldn’t dress my kids in this.” But to each his own,” said another.

“I feel like that’s how body problems in girls start. Although my daughter was nine years old before she cut tops like this. Personally I wouldn’t do it for kids so young, but this easily attaches with a vest.

Another said: “I really disagree with this why would you really want to put a nine month old in a crop top.”

A local mum commented: ‘Totally disgusting and why do they make bikinis for babies too? It’s just asking for trouble in my eyes.

“Personally, I think a lot of music videos these days have a lot to answer for in the way young girls dress as well.”

The mum spotted the outfit at her local store in Poundland and her post sparked a heated discussion with many mums agreeing, but others criticizing her.

The mum spotted the outfit at her local store in Poundland and her post sparked a heated discussion with many mums agreeing, but others criticizing her.

Many continued to criticize the store, with one saying: ‘I find it disturbing in three ways – that a manufacturer chooses to make them – a family store chooses to stock them – and it seems some parents are ready to let their children carry them. ‘

Others disagreed – and said it was completely innocent.

“Clothes are just fabric, if you sexualize them, no matter how old the person is, you’re no different than those who blame the victim’s outfits.

“Control your thoughts. Even to think that something like that is wrong

“We are supposed to teach people to be brave and strong. Not feeding sexualizing clothes and scaring them to cover their whole body like a black bag,” one said.

While some agreed that children's clothing was way too

A Poundland spokesperson said: ‘We are puzzled. It’s just a t-shirt and leggings set that’s a summer bestseller.” The model is photographed in store

“STOP sexualizing children and the clothes they wear.

‘STOP shaming parents for choosing to put their kids in clothes like this

“STOP posting public photos of your kids and then pretend you’re not baiting them,” another wrote.

Furious Kate then added: ‘People say that’s my mindset.

“Personally, I feel like they’re trying to sexualize our children!! Obviously, each to their own, but I would like my little girl to remain a child.

A Poundland spokesperson said: ‘We are puzzled. It’s just a t-shirt and leggings set that’s a summer bestseller.

“Also, the leggings are high waisted, so when worn together, no belly is visible. That’s obviously why our customers love it.