High heels for babies??? Send in the infantry!
A company called Pee Wee Pumps is selling collapsible, plush high heeled shoes for infants aged 0-6 months, and people are seriously not happy.
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The company’s Instagram and Facebook pages are flooded with comments that criticize the product, mainly because it is seen as sexualizing little girls.
“High heels for babies?! In what world are we living?! Shame on you! Let the little and innocent kids be just kids!”
“Yeah cos it’s so cute and funny to sexualise your baby before they can even walk”
“I am so sorry for the little girls who have to wear these shoes. This is insane.”
“I think it’s to much for a baby…. It’s like growing her to fast ….”
“Oh wow the worsted ???????? ever invented ????…. Let baby’s be baby’s people”
“in the “biker babe” picture I miss the baby in thong or two piece bikini! hell yes let’s cateer the pedofiles ???”
“Ivanka should add these to her product line. I’m sure they’ll be a hit with the Evangelicals!”
“Aside from non selling art, nothing is purely aesthetics. In this case it is sexism and capitalism”
That Ivanka Trump quip is right on, though! LOLz!
The product website describes the footwear as “photo props,” although we doubt anybody actually thought they were intended as anything else. It’s not like babies can walk!
There were plenty of commenters, however, who thought the shoes were “cute” and “adorable,” and seemed to show an interest in purchasing them. Hey, there are always people willing to buy any old thing!
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Earlier this month, Pee Wee Pumps came under fire by a UK campaign group called Let Clothes Be Clothes, who advocate for “the end [of] the use of gender stereotypes in the design and marketing of children’s clothes.”
Are these harmless fun or totally inappropriate, Perezcious readers???
Personally we think they’re kind of FUG!
[Image via Pee Wee Pumps/Instagram]