Fox News – Swimsuit season is looming, and stores are galore with itty bitty bikinis. But shockingly, one of America’s largest clothing retail chains, Abercrombie & Fitch, is marketing padded bikini tops to girls as young as eight. Included in the current spring line for Abercrombie Kids (a division of the fashion company specifically dedicated to 8-14 year olds) is the “Ashley” Push-Up Triangle – a triangular-shaped bikini top which comes complete with thick padding for breast enhancement. “This is appalling! If a parent buys a padded bikini for an eight year old, children’s services should be called! The sexualization of teens is bad enough and now this trend is trickling down to our babies,” parenting expert Dr. Janet Rose told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “If we continue to try to make our children value ‘sexy’ I shudder to think what damage we are doing to their future self-concepts and adult values. In the long run, I fear we are creating girls who will suffer from low self-esteem and all the issues that go along with that.” Los Angeles-based psychologist, Dr. Nancy Irwin, said wearing a chest-boosting bikini top at such a young age can pave the way for sexual promiscuity. “Wearing a padded bra at that age when unnecessary is encouraging sexual precociousness, a dangerous muscle to flex for the girl as well as for peers and predators,” she explained.
Gonna wrap this one up quick. Here’s your parenting expert Dr. Janet Rose. Listen Janet, you of all people should know the importance of a pair of knockers. Back when you were an 8 year-old boy dreaming of life as a post-op woman, I’m sure you’d have done anything for some faux lady lumps. Sitting around the backyard with your padded bikini top on playing with your Barbies would have made all those push-ups pops made you do when he got home a little less painful. I know it sucks to see the future get such an unfair advantage, but spare me the ‘sexualization trickling down to our babies’ song & dance. Your jealousy is as obvious as your Adam’s apple. Dr. Nancy Irwin can shut her cakehole too. Yeah, it’s pretty commonly known that melons hurt the self-esteem. Those chicks walking around 3rd grade being called ‘mosquito bites’ or ‘leader of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee’ are fucking glowing with self-confidence. Listen, it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there and females need every advantage they can get. If an 8 year-old is struggling with that project on the solar system, now she can just smush those polyester puppies together and BOOM – Bobby in the back will be over for tutor time after school.