Thousands of Babies ‘R’ Us customers aren’t too happy with the store’s decision to sell children’s clothing from the Kardashian Kids line. However, one mother has taken the initiative to make the company aware of her displeasure. However, her disdain reportedly isn’t for the reason you’d think.
Earlier this week, Amie Logan of Roeland Park, Kansas started a petition on Change.org demanding the chain retailer pull the clothing from shelves. Logan stated that the Kardashian Kollection is just as “unsuitable” as the controversial Breaking Bad toys.
So she cannot understand why the retailer would continue to promote the sale of the clothing as opposed to the toys. However, several media outlets have argued that’s not the impression she gave.
Here’s an excerpt from the original petition, reports Yahoo! News.
“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.”
Although it appears her disdain is directed specifically toward the Kardashian Kollection, she recently edited her petition to offer an explanation. She explained how she initially wanted to cite the hypocrisy in the retailer’s decision to promote the sale of Kardashian clothing instead of the toys. Logan stated that she simply used the Kardashian Kollection as an example.
Here’s what Logan had to say following the overwhelming response to the petition.
“When I started the petition, my goal was to point out the hypocrisy of Toys R US pulling the Breaking Bad toys, but still having a clothing line sponsored by the Kardashians. My point was not that people should not buy the items, or that Baby’sRUS/ToysRUS actually remove them from the shelves. I wanted ToysRUS/BabiesRUS to see that if they caved to one upset consumer that more would come out of the woodwork. I chose the Kardashian Kids line because I would not choose to put my daughter in these clothes, and because the Kardashians are not people that have the family values that I uphold. But, that is my choice. This whole petition, and the very negative responses I have received, has gotten larger than I ever expected when I started it last week. In the end it did get people discussing the issue. I have learned a valuable lesson when dealing with the media as well. The original article seemed to leave out that this petition wasn’t a crusade, but a means to get people discussing who should be raising their children, and what things retailers have the right to sell.”
The petition, which is addressed to the CEOs of Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us, has a signature goal of 5,000 with more than 2,900 supporters thus far. However, most of the supporters only cited their disdain for the Kardashians instead of Logan’s views of the retailer’s alleged hypocrisy.
“Disgusting. I had no clue. I was just looking at starting my baby registry at Babies R Us last night. I am so glad I saw this fist. Skanks and babies just do not go together. Babies are innocent, Kim is a Skank, any questions?” said one Salt Lake City supporter.
“I do not like the Kartrashians and what they stand for. They dress like they are so desperate for attention. My girls will be classy, not trashy,” said Michelle Pate.
“I am a grandmother and shop at Babys R Us. I find the Kardiashian kids clothing line completely inappropriate and would never spend my money on any Kardiashian merchandise that promotes their stardom from a sex tape,” a California resident said.
As of Saturday, Nov. 1, the petition has reportedly been closed.
Do you think the negative response is misplaced? Is it the actual clothing or just the fact that it comes from the Kardashian brand? Share your thoughts.
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