Walmart is doing a ton of damage control following accusations from parents that they ‘sexualized’ toddlers by offering a “Naughty Leopard” Halloween costume for little girls.
After a ton of public outcry, the retail giant stopped selling the item, pulling it down from shelves in stores and online, earlier today (Thursday, September 26, 2013).
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Walmart also issued the following statement to Yahoo Shine:
We apologize to customers who may have been offended by the name of the costume and we are pulling the costume from our shelves.
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The costume, which featured a black tutu with purple trim paired with a headband with matching ears, was neither sexy nor zoologically accurate, however the ‘naughty’ got parents up in arms and sent shock waves online about the appropriateness of the outfit.
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