Mom Wants Kardashian Kids Line Banished From Babies R Us
Is the idea of a baby in diapers rocking a pleather miniskirt so she could be just like the Kardashians enough to rock your sensibilities? Could you even imagine such a thing being for sale at your local Babies R Us?
Well, the short, short skirt -- with attached diaper cover -- really is for sale at the chain. And so are the Leatherette Panel Leggings.
Check out this description: "Your biker babe will thrill in Kardashian Kids Girls Leatherette Panel Leggings!" The leggings are made of cotton, spandex, polyester, and polyurethane. Polyurethane. And these are not Halloween outfits.
There's also a healthy dose of leopard print outfits, bibs and pajamas. And there's faux fur and even gold metallic pants, described like this: "Who's that lady? Oh, just the goddess of glam in these Kardashian Kids Girls' Lurex Woven Pants! The shimmery gold material adds major wow factor to any outfit, so pair it with a fashion top to give her a funky-fab look in a flash!"
To be fair, it's not all trashy, but a Kansas mom found enough of it offensive that she launched a Change.org petition to try to get the Toys R Us division to stop selling the line and has already mustered the support of a couple of thousand of other moms.
Amie Logan, noting the retail giant just gave in to public pressure and pulled another ill-conceived idea for its clientele -- toys glorifying the drug-dealer show Breaking Bad -- wants Americans to join this fight, too.
Logan's petition says:
More than 2,500 people have signed in the past three days with such comments as: "These women represent a family whose fame is based on a sex tape. I would never want my daughter to have to be so desperate for attention in life to do something so degrading. The fact Babies 'R' Us endorses this family is disgusting."
I don't want my child to grow up to be a Sex Tape star. You pulled the Breaking Bad toys because they promoted Drug use. You should pull this clothing line because it promotes bad behavior as well. The madness has to stop. If the toys are damaging so is the clothing.
So far, though, Toys R Us appears to be far more defensive of its trashy clothing line than its drug dealer toys.
Toys R Us spokeswoman Kathleen Waugh told the website SFGate.com: "We have no plans to pull the collection."
Sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian -- whose lives are chronicled in their own reality series -- have parlayed their fame into an adult clothing line and recently added the kids line to the mix. Kim Kardashian, before the reality show, was best known for being captured in a widely distributed sex tape with hip-hop singer Ray J.