Parents express their anger over 'inappropriate' costume aimed at girls
Halloween is just around the corner and our little ones have finally settled on a costume, after changing their minds one too many times.
On Thursday evening, mini Moanas, little Elsas and adorable Hulks will take to the streets in search of chocolate, jellies and toffee apples.
Gone are the days when we popped on a black bag and rubbed some coal on your face. Nowadays the costumes are better (and pricer) than before.
However, one costume has sparked outrage online and we can see why.
Mums have expressed their disgust over a bride costume that is aimed at little girls. Parents have called for the offensive costume to be taken off the shelves because it is too inappropriate.
The dress, which was on sale in an Australian Kmart store, is for four to six-year-olds, but many parents felt like the dress was distasteful because of the number of children who are sold or married off by their families.
One mum has started a petition to remove the costume from the store.
She wrote, “Each year, 12 million children (girls as young as 6 years old – the same size as this “costume”) are sold or married off by their family without their consent. That’s one million child marriages per month.”
The woman continued, “That equates to 23 children every minute or 1 child every 2 minutes. If this continues, 150 million more children will be married by the year 2030.”
“Child marriage means child abuse and torture in its worst forms – paedophilia, child rape, child slavery, child sex trafficking. Kmart -Take this child bride costume off your shelves,” Shannon stressed.
KMart has pulled the costume from the shelves after the petition received over 500 signatures.