Parents Angry Over Disney's 'Dive In' Underwear for Young Girls
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Share“High School Musical” underwear for young girls have sparked outrage — because they have the words “Dive in” on them.
A British woman bought a packet of five pairs, with a “Disney-approved” design promoting the hit movie, for her seven-year-old granddaughter.
“When she put them on, myself and my daughter thought, ‘Oh my goodness.’ It is inappropriate because it is sexually suggestive,” Sue Ralph, a 57-year-old civil servant, said. “You just never know who could see that and think it was a bit too enticing for a young child to be wearing.”
Sue is demanding the $7.50 packs are removed from her local Asda supermarket in Broadstairs, Kent, where she bought them.
The underwear has also angered the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a British children’s charity.
NSPCC said: “This is part of a worrying trend of inappropriate clothing marketed at young children.”
“The design was approved by Disney. It was completely innocent and not meant to cause offence,” Asda said in a statement.