A mom in Kansas tried to launch a petition to get Babies R Us to stop pull the Kardashian Kids clothing line from its stores, saying the line promoted "bad behavior."
Amie Logan launched her campaign on the heels of a depressingly successful campaign started by another concerned mother to get Toys R Us to pull Breaking Bad toys. The Kardashian sisters—Khloe, Kourtney, Kim and the rarely seen in public Kaleidoscope Kardashian—have a line of clothes for sale at the retailer that feature a lot of leggings, animal print accessories and just about everything else you'd imagine a mini-Kardashian clothing line to have. However, the idea of a clothing line aimed at toddlers that bears the name of a woman who once had made a sex tape caused some problems with Logan. Via Yahoo Style:
"I don't want my child to grow up to be a sex tape star," Logan wrote in her Change.org petition. "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."
"Our priorities are a little messed up," Logan tells Yahoo Style. "We are getting upset that they have toys from a fictional television show for kids 16 and older, but then they're selling the Kardashian clothing line, which is from a real-life family that made their fortune from Kim's sex tape."
At first, the petition gained support from other mothers nationwide who didn't think the clothes promoted "healthy family values." But Logan quickly faced backlash from other moms and bloggers who kind of thought the whole controversy was dumb, dumb, dumb. The Huffington Post notes Mommyish's Meredith Bland wasn't too thrilled with the idea of slapping the word "slut" on clothes that people have been wearing forever simply because you don't like the celebrity name attached. "All you have to do is pair the Kardashian name with a set of leggings and all of the sudden you're trying to turn your toddler into a slut," she wrote.
Logan admittedly wasn't quite ready to become the face of a national argument about the issue, so she quietly pulled her petition, telling her 3,000 supporters that she was simply trying to start a conversation about the topic:
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.
So far, the Kardashian sisters have had no comment on the petition and Babies R Us says it plans to keep selling the line.
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