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From ABCs to DDs: Padded bras for 7-year-olds?

April 14, 2008 |  7:37 am

6a00d834516a2c69e200e54f67cf7688338 They sure do grow up fast across the pond. First, it was the pole dancing kit for kids that was removed from the shelves after parents complained. Now European supermarket behemoth Tesco has to answer for a padded bra geared to the 7- and 8-year-old demo. Um, when did 7-year-olds start needing support anyway? The bra itself is padded and designed in a low-cut shape for girls who prefer plunging necklines -- again, sadly inappropriate. (This shot from "Taxi Driver" -- with Jodie Foster playing a teen prostitute -- suddenly seems prescient.) The Telegraph reports that a Tesco official said: "It is a product designed for girls at that self-conscious age when they are just developing." Developing what? A taste for cleavage and lascivious stares from perverts?

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