Kate Middleton’s parents slammed for selling ‘s*xy’ kids Halloween costumes
THE Middletons have been blasted for selling “s*xy” Halloween costumes for young children.
Among the “inappropriate” outfits is a Little Red Riding Hood costume being sold in sizes 4-6 years, 6-8 years and 8-10 years.
It features a short skirt, a corset body and a ruffle top, showing skin below the neck.
In the advertising shot, the young girl wears it with white tights and a pair of red heels.
It is being sold by Party Pieces, the company run by the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents Carole and Michael.
Other outfits being slammed by parents is the Queen of Hearts outfit, which includes a short skirt and corset-style top, with a low cut neckline.
One disgruntled Twitter user tweeted the party supplies company and said: “Thanks but no thanks. s*xy kid costumes are revolting. #partypieces #middleton.”
Outfits from other companies have already been pulled from the shelves this year, including an Anne Frank costume and one featuring a burnt Grenfell Tower victim.
A spokesperson for the NSPCC said: “These days children are increasingly being exposed to sexual images and settings at a far younger age and in more places than ever before, including on music videos and TV shows, online and even through fancy dress costumes.
“The NSPCC would always encourage parents to carefully consider what’s appropriate for their child and the possible impact of dressing them in an adult way.
“Retailers should also be asking themselves similar questions before putting these products on sale.”
A study by ChannelMum. com found that nearly half of parents believe costumes aimed at children are now “too frightening”.
One in seven are worried that Halloween is becoming more sinister every year and a third say costumes no longer have a traditional Halloween theme but are selected simply to scare.
ChannelMum.com founder Siobhan Freegard said: “Halloween should be about having harmless fun not encouraging children to wear horrible and even highly inappropriate outfits.
“There is no excuse for putting profit before children’s welfare.”
A survey of 1,434 mums by OnePoll found 43% feel many costumes are “too s*xualised” for children, some as young as four.
Daily Star Online has contacted Party Pieces for comment.
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