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Mum slams Kmart for ‘inappropriate’ children’s costume

The outfit had left people divided

Kmart has pulled a children’s costume from their shelves after being labelled ‘beyond inappropriate’ by an angry mother.

The costume which included a white wedding gown and white headband with veil was being sold for just $6 ahead of Halloween before being withdrawn from the retail giant.

The woman, known only as Shannon B, was so outraged by the costume that she launched a petition for Kmart to remove the ‘offensive’ product.

Each year 12 million children (girls as young as six years old – the same size as this ‘costume’) are sold or married off by their family without their consent she wrote.

Child marriage means child abuse and torture in its worst forms – paedophilia, child rape, child slavery, child sex trafficking she said, adding that Kmart had a social responsibility to uphold.

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After just two days and a mere 124 signatures, Kmart removed the costume from their stores and issued an apology for any offence caused.

‘Kmart Australia regrets the decision to range the bride costume,’ a spokesperson said.

‘It was not intended to cause offence and we sincerely apologise.’

However, the costume has left people divided, with many claiming that the woman had read too far into the situation.

‘Let kids be kids,’ one person commented.

‘You need to get a new hobby,’ wrote another.

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