Was shocked to see in our local M&S bikini-type topes being sold for under tens. The assistant I spoke to said she didn't like them either but I was the first person to complain. I sent a complaint through thr M&S website, and got this which is just an oh-shut-up letter:
Dear Ms Thomas,
Thank you for emailing us about our children?s underwear. I?m sorry you feel some of it is inappropriate for the age range.
I am pleased to inform you that M&S is proud to be part of the ?Let Girls Be Girls? initiative. We aim for our kidswear to be inclusive to all and we share Mumsnet's view on preventing the premature sexualisation of children through inappropriate clothing. We are totally committed to ensuring our clothing offer is age appropriate.
Your feedback is valuable to us and I have logged your comments with our kid?s wear team for consideration when designing girl?s underwear in the future.
Thanks again for contacting us. I do hope you'll feel confident shopping with us in the future
I have no trouble with little girls dressing up in high heels, mum's make-up, stuffing hankies down mum's bra, all for fun, but I strongly object to clothing like this being sold, which prematurely sexualizes little girls and must greatly appeal to paedophiles. M&S say they support the Let Girls be Girls movement but this seems to subvert it.
If any other grans agree with me, perhaps they could make their feelings known in theit local M&S
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