Clothing-makers Abercrombie & Fitch are once again in the news for paedophile-chic clothing lines. This time it’s thongs for seven year old girls, imprinted with such
cute and fun and sweet slogans as
A&F apparently thinks that it is
cute to portray little girls as eroticized future sex objects. However, this is pretty obviously a lie; as usual, they are trying to attract attention to their stupid clothing line by being
edgy. The thing that people don’t seem to get is that this kind of shit isn’t even remotely
edgy. It’s the same old cultural detritus, repackaged. The quasi-child porn thing was already old when Calvin Klein did it; it was even older when Britney Spears did it; and it’s older than dirt by now. It’s not only not
cute, it’s not
edgy, either. It’s just also-ran, offensive and stupid.
Write a complaint to Abercrombie & Fitch asking them why they think that portraying children as sex objects is
cute and fun and sweet, and ask them to pull the line from stores. Public outcry has already forced them to remove their racist caricatures of Asians from stores, and now it’s time to turn up the heat on their paedophile-chic.