Elizabeth Hurley slammed for racy little girl bikinis

Actress Elizabeth Hurley has designed a line of bikinis for young girls that’s being called “disturbing” and “inappropriate.” Her website calls the swimwear “fun” and has bikinis aimed at tots under 8 and for girls 8 to 13. But a child protection charity in the U.K. says Hurley is sexualizing children. Claude Knight, the director of Kidscape, told the Daily Mail: “It is very disturbing to see some inappropriate items in this swimwear range.”

A number of parents are also speaking out against the line, saying the clothing makes children look like mini-strippers. A study published online last July in the journal Sex Roles showed that girls as young as six years want to look sexy and consider themselves sex objects. Blogger/mother of a four-year-old girl, Jen M.L. wrote to the Huffington Post that when shopping for clothing for her daughter, “I am horrified by the choices we have for her to wear…there were several dresses that looked like they should come with a complimentary pole and hooker heels!” She says if consumers didn’t buy this stuff, manufacturers wouldn’t make it.

“I don’t know who to punch: the manufacturers of this shit, the stars — like Miley Cyrus — who wear this crap, the retailers who stock it, or the consumers who buy it. I think, ultimately, the blame goes to the consumers — US. If we’d just stop buying this misogynistic whore-wear maybe companies would stop trying to sell it to us and Miley would realize she’s irrelevant and she’d go away.” What do you think? Vote below:

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  1. Olive • September 20, 2012 @ 11:20 PM

    As someone who grew up without being able to wear these types of clothes, even in my teens, I think it is quite disturbing seeing this. I find it disturbing seeing all this overly sexual clothes on little girls. All this swimwear, along with halloween costume, crap that they sell to us is so stupid. Why cant a little girl look cute without having her middriff showing? Whatever happened to the little girls who used to look so cute and not sl*tty when they go trick or treating or to the beach? If only people would learn that just because you will eventually have boobs, does not mean that you have to sexualize them as soon as they can walk.

  2. Yawnie • September 21, 2012 @ 2:12 AM

    Sorry folks. I wore these types of bikini bathing suits when I was 8 to 10 years of age and they weren’t considered sexualizaion of minors. Although, in this day and age, and with the number of pedophiles around, I can see why parents would not want their children to wear them. I don’t, however consider them inappropriate for young girls. I’m certain from things I’ve seen that those that have “developed” (10 – 15 yrs old) are wearing much worse. I agree that parents should put their foot down, but they are so afraid of their child being mocked, put down and/or bullied that they give in. So the consumer & the entertainment industry apprised of such “stars” as Miley, Brtitney & yes even GAGA are partially to blame, but the parents must draw the line somewhere.

  3. Tammy • September 21, 2012 @ 9:44 AM

    OKay I agree that if you don’t want your child wearing it then don’t buy it. No point in harrasssing Hurley over this because walmart and other such stores carry the same thing. Shes not the first to do this.

  4. Ruth • September 22, 2012 @ 1:51 AM

    Kids of this age should be wearing sun suits to prevent sunburns.
    Even one sunburn can lead to skin cancer.

  5. Jo • September 25, 2012 @ 8:25 PM

    Unbelievably ridiculous comments ! One piece suits make more sense????? Invitation to molesters????

    Relieved to see many of you don’t share these absurd thoughts….cute suits for kids, end of….

  6. Brenda Lawless • September 27, 2012 @ 10:26 AM

    Totally disgusting kiddy porn, I can imagine sick creeps drooling over little girls wearing these suits. Maybe your child will be the star on a porn site wearing a too revealing bathing suit like these. Stop buying these peeps and maybe the people who design for our children will wake up.

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  8. Steven • November 27, 2012 @ 5:19 PM

    I think these bathing suits for kids are just fine. I think you people are over acting. They are little girls not boys. They should get use to dressing this way when going swimming, but maybe not everyday other wise. Anyone that looks at these photos and gets off. That’s their business. Your business is to protect your girls not over dress them and make them suffer.

  9. Luke • January 15, 2013 @ 11:06 AM

    girls in these kind of swimsuits are sending the wrong message to little boys

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