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Abercrombiea s padded bikini for preteens stirs up fuss | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 104 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 29, 2011, titled Abercrombiea s padded bikini for preteens stirs up fuss | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Abercrombie & Fitch has bowed to controversy over a swimsuit deemed inappropriate for young girls by raising the target audience to 12 or older.

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Pablo Lopez-Fill

Columbus, OH

#65 Mar 29, 2011
mama mi pito.
oh no

Columbus, OH

#66 Mar 29, 2011
And this is why my friends and I have always called the store Abercrombie and Slut.
From the Powell Bubble

Portsmouth, OH

#67 Mar 29, 2011
The advertisement is for 8 - 14 year olds. 3rd grade to 8th grade. As a women who remembers very clearly feeling under developed in 3rd grade when 60% of the girls in my class wore bra's (1967 not recent with all the so called enhanced food)I really don't find fault with a little help on esteem from AF. My mother was an Avon lady and allowed me to dabble with lipstick at 5. No big deal. As an adult it astounds me the women who do not know how to apply a little make up. I was not a teen parent nor was my beautiful daughter. WHo also was allowed to play with make up and figure out her own look well before the clunky stage of high school. God did not micro manage Adam and Eve he left it up to them. You all having fits about an option for esteem building have serious stunting of your own personal growth. It's an Option not an Order to put these on your kids. Live a little does not make you a Wanton it builds strong self worth. In my opinion.... My daughter is a very attactive, strong and successfull young lady and I never sensored her choices. Held my breath a time or two but those times were few.
Cuckoo

United States

#68 Mar 29, 2011
From the Powell Bubble wrote:
The advertisement is for 8 - 14 year olds. 3rd grade to 8th grade. As a women who remembers very clearly feeling under developed in 3rd grade when 60% of the girls in my class wore bra's (1967 not recent with all the so called enhanced food)I really don't find fault with a little help on esteem from AF. My mother was an Avon lady and allowed me to dabble with lipstick at 5. No big deal. As an adult it astounds me the women who do not know how to apply a little make up. I was not a teen parent nor was my beautiful daughter. WHo also was allowed to play with make up and figure out her own look well before the clunky stage of high school. God did not micro manage Adam and Eve he left it up to them. You all having fits about an option for esteem building have serious stunting of your own personal growth. It's an Option not an Order to put these on your kids. Live a little does not make you a Wanton it builds strong self worth. In my opinion.... My daughter is a very attactive, strong and successfull young lady and I never sensored her choices. Held my breath a time or two but those times were few.
Feeling underdeveloped at age 9? Not buying it.
From the Powell Bubble

Portsmouth, OH

#69 Mar 29, 2011
Cuckoo wrote:
<quoted text>
Feeling underdeveloped at age 9? Not buying it.
POLL Request....Be honest ladies..come on. You know you noticed how you looked at 8 or 9 in the '70s let alone those from teh '80's and very early '90's (though you just now legal). Tell me you would have felt a little better going to the pool in 6th grade if you did'nt look like a stick. I'm not trying to sell I'm just stating self esteem starts early and it can be nurtured with a little class not cheap and skanky. I am glad my mom was open minded with my self worth helped rather than leave it up to the media or Who knows what else 16 magizine would put out at the time.
Lew

Columbus, OH

#70 Mar 29, 2011
No way will my kids be shopping at a company that promotes this type of marketing!
Wow

Downey, CA

#71 Mar 29, 2011
Lew wrote:
No way will my kids be shopping at a company that promotes this type of marketing!
That is precisly the point, if you don't like it don't buy. As a mother of an 18 yr old daughter I have cringed at some of the things I have seen hangin on racks but as the parent and the one with the job I didn't buy it! well now she has her own job since she was 16 and she buys most of her own clothes...I don't like all of them but I did raise her to be independent.....
Yikes

Downey, CA

#72 Mar 29, 2011
Oh yikes I remember some of the little dresses my mom put on me with the little ruffled bloomers....I wonder if that was considered risky with my little ruffled boot-tay hanging out! Not to make lite of this but seriously they don't have much if anything to push up so to me they are going to look deformed!! I don't know I just don't see it as sexual, I doubt it would provoke anything more in a pediphile from what I understand it doesn't take anything just a sick desire....
My mom had it right

United States

#73 Mar 29, 2011
I am fortunate that I had a responsible mom who taught me the virtues of modesty, and that I was valued and respected for my intelligence, individuality, creativity--not just for my appearance. I was an attractive child but really didn't care what other people thought about how I look--I had enough self confidence to dress appropriately & knew that I would be respected more for my actions & works.
I feel sorry for you that you haven't realized that yet.

QUOTE who="From the Powell
From the Powell Bubble wrote:
<quoted text>POLL Request....Be honest ladies..come on. You know you noticed how you looked at 8 or 9 in the '70s let alone those from teh '80's and very early '90's (though you just now legal). Tell me you would have felt a little better going to the pool in 6th grade if you did'nt look like a stick. I'm not trying to sell I'm just stating self esteem starts early and it can be nurtured with a little class not cheap and skanky. I am glad my mom was open minded with my self worth helped rather than leave it up to the media or Who knows what else 16 magizine would put out at the time.
Chelsa

Delaware, OH

#74 Mar 29, 2011
You people and your company are a disgrace always something that your coming out with that belittles a female to line your pockets in cash . I am so dam glad the majority see it as I do > you have went to far this time . Whats next on the agenda ? to go after female infants . Thats what is wrong in this world a child can not remain in their previous years because of morons like abercrombie & fitch. Tell you want the designer of this >>> put it on your little girl let her be the first test *** Angel Baby*** and see if you like the idea of perverts! googling over her.
Troy

Delaware, OH

#75 Mar 29, 2011
Comments of The Powell Bubble ..........

To hear your up bringing and your view on what a little little girl (virgin) should or should've and your daughter I bet you were from mattress to mattress and back set to back set .

Women today want a little better for their off springs >>>> would'nt you say .
HSOK

Delaware, OH

#76 Mar 29, 2011
Preventable Stupidity ,Delaware , Ohio

You said it best and people wonder why perverts go after little girls and do has they do .Mom raises them to respect their body and not display it most generally they will be a respectable and successful young lady theres a limit to every thing and this company as cross that line twice in a decade ,do away with them .
From the Powell Bubble

Portsmouth, OH

#77 Mar 29, 2011
Troy wrote:
Comments of The Powell Bubble ..........
To hear your up bringing and your view on what a little little girl (virgin) should or should've and your daughter I bet you were from mattress to mattress and back set to back set .
Women today want a little better for their off springs >>>> would'nt you say .
Nope nope Only the one I married and my daughter does not either. Just because we are smart and attractive does not make us skanks. My daughter has a lot of friends who are males who know she is one place they can't get it. She is a DIV 1 cheerleader and has enough respect for herself that she represents her school with highest class. I bet some of those unhappy and reporting how crude the suits are don't feel good about themselves.

Sorry for being open minded.
From the Powell Bubble

Portsmouth, OH

#78 Mar 29, 2011
My mom had it right wrote:
I am fortunate that I had a responsible mom who taught me the virtues of modesty, and that I was valued and respected for my intelligence, individuality, creativity--not just for my appearance. I was an attractive child but really didn't care what other people thought about how I look--I had enough self confidence to dress appropriately & knew that I would be respected more for my actions & works.
I feel sorry for you that you haven't realized that yet.
QUOTE who="From the Powell <quoted text>
And wearing a bikini does not mean I have no modesty. I can assure you I have been respected for my intellidence and have reached a lofy postition with my intelligence. I just don't think you have to be dowdy to be smart. I'm betting I am more satisfied in life since I don't have to put people down for an opinion. Hey, Cheers to your momma!!
duh

United States

#79 Mar 29, 2011
From the Powell Bubble wrote:
<quoted text>Nope nope Only the one I married and my daughter does not either. Just because we are smart and attractive does not make us skanks. My daughter has a lot of friends who are males who know she is one place they can't get it. She is a DIV 1 cheerleader and has enough respect for herself that she represents her school with highest class. I bet some of those unhappy and reporting how crude the suits are don't feel good about themselves.
Sorry for being open minded.
LOL. Moms are always the last to know.
alrighty

Dublin, OH

#80 Mar 29, 2011
ChelseaBabexz wrote:
This is not that big a deal. if parents dont want there kids to wear the bikini then dont let them. if the parents let them wear it then thats there choice. i would let them wear it. i actually think it sounds cute.!
Mrsz.Sheets<3 Ghett at mhee.!!
Moron. Why don't you just put your daughter on a street corner too.
Unbelievable

Columbus, OH

#81 Mar 29, 2011
And the parents who should be making clothing decsions for young girls are where? They should be voting with their wallets.
magdalena

Medina, OH

#82 Mar 29, 2011
From the Powell Bubble wrote:
<quoted text>Nope nope Only the one I married and my daughter does not either. Just because we are smart and attractive does not make us skanks. My daughter has a lot of friends who are males who know she is one place they can't get it. She is a DIV 1 cheerleader and has enough respect for herself that she represents her school with highest class. I bet some of those unhappy and reporting how crude the suits are don't feel good about themselves.
Sorry for being open minded.
Oh,a cheerleading mom. That explains things.
mckeestown

Morristown, TN

#83 Mar 29, 2011
In the history of this country little girls have been able to go topless without anybody paying attention. Perverts now reign
mckeestown

Morristown, TN

#84 Mar 29, 2011
magdalena wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh,a cheerleading mom. That explains things.
what is that supposed to mean? All Cheerlearders are ??????????

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