Bikini onesies sold at Gordman’s department stores are legitimately outraging Mississippi parents. The bikini onesie features a curvaceously fit woman’s torso clad in a red bikini, and are targeted toward the parents of 18-month-old girls.
According to WebProNews, parents believe that the bikini onesie creates a sexual image for their young children.
The bikini onesie has received mixed reviews. Some see the new baby trend as lighthearted. WMTV’s Jeannie Stanley, a mom, said, "I just think people overreact to stupid stuff, I just don't take offense to that at all."
Many parents say the bikini onesie is inappropriate and gives the wrong idea immediately. Parents were so angry that a crowd formed outside of Gordman’s and protested. Neither Gordman’s nor Bon Bebe, the manufacturer of bikini onesies, has responded to the complaints. The name of Bon Bebe’s bikini onesie line is Wild Child.
The Orange County Register contributer Jo Ashline gave her opinion on the earth-shattering controversy: “This onesie goes right past the “cool” factor and straight into the creepy zone,” adding, “[let’s] allow our children to become hoochies the old fashioned way: by watching MTV and listening to explicit rap lyrics.”
Another woman said, 'I could be 18 years old and that would never be allowed in her house, ever,' referring to her mother’s likely opinion of the bikini onesie.
Bon Bebe stated on its website, "We're constantly working to create fresh, new products that reflect the ever-changing experiences and lifestyles of babies and their families."
Gordman’s department stores owns 78 stores over 18 states.