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AIBU to think this child's t-shirt is inappropriate

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westcountrywoman Mon 09-May-16 23:02:47

Saw this in Sainsbury's tonight shock. It's age 3. Seriously? Is a 'selfie queen' a desirable label for a toddler?

WTF is wrong with a Peppa Pig t-shirt for this age groupconfused?

Pixilicious Mon 09-May-16 23:03:33

I wouldn't say inappropriate, jus a bit naff really

Haggisfish Mon 09-May-16 23:04:46

Although my five year old would be a selfie queen if allowed!! Bit naff as well, but I wouldn't say inappropriate.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Mon 09-May-16 23:04:54

I thought this was going to be one of those wildly inappropriate slogan tops. I think this one isn't so bad - Sainsburys cut costs by making the same designs in many sizes and Peppa Pig would require licensing so wouldn't be as cost effective... hmm.

acasualobserver Mon 09-May-16 23:05:15

Some kids are a bit mad for having their photo taken all the time.

MyKingdomForBrie Mon 09-May-16 23:05:15

Horrible message for girls, pretty bloody depressing as is the whole culture surrounding it.

WalkingBlind Mon 09-May-16 23:05:15

Just to be "that person" sorry but Peppa Pig is a total brat and much more of a bad influence lol, but the t-shirt is just naff

JeanGenie23 Mon 09-May-16 23:05:22

I wanted to find a sick emoji but couldn't do this one will have to do angry.

It's eurgh that's what it makes me feel eurgh.

acasualobserver Mon 09-May-16 23:06:06

As haggis confirms!

JeanGenie23 Mon 09-May-16 23:06:28

But I agree with PP, peppa pig is a rude brat and I wouldn't buy my DD a Tshirt with her on either

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Mon 09-May-16 23:06:50

Well, I wouldn't buy it, but I wouldn't class it as inappropriate. It is as appropriate as Peppa Pig (which I wouldn't buy either).

westcountrywoman Mon 09-May-16 23:08:53

Well ok, maybe Peppa Pig wasn't the best example, but I meant something geared to appeal to a pre-schooler, rather that trying to turn a 3 year old into a mini teenager.

MadamDeathstare Mon 09-May-16 23:09:06

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WorraLiberty Mon 09-May-16 23:12:06

I'm starting to think that 'inappropriate' is the most overused word on Mumsnet at the moment.

It's naff but no it's not 'inappropriate'.

We're living in an age where selfies are very common/popular so it's just a silly little slogan that gives a nod to that.

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Mon 09-May-16 23:12:29

Is that al?? Was expecting something better

wigglesrock Mon 09-May-16 23:13:23

How is it inappropriate? If you don't like, if it's not your taste, if it's a bit naff - don't buy it. I've a 5 year old - she likes taking photos - of herself, of me, of her sisters, of the ground, of her teeth, of her dolls. Pound to a penny my mum picks that tshirt up for her when she's shopping this week. I'll say thanks, stick it in her drawer with her Peppa, Mickey Mouse and various other tops she has, that no doubt wouldn't pass the appropriateness test.

WorraLiberty Mon 09-May-16 23:14:31

And I can't believe you actually took a photo of it?!

Could you not have got your Daily Mail sad face in the shot too? grin

BikeRunSki Mon 09-May-16 23:20:32

My 4 yo DD loves taking selfies!! I don't like that T shirt though. There are plenty of Peppa clothes in Saino's though. And Disney princesses, Gruffalo...

AlysaEdwards Mon 09-May-16 23:21:45

It's not inappropriate. Just crap and tacky. I am sure there are plenty of parents who think it's 'cute' though.
I pity our children all growing up so self aware and camera ready all the time.

OneMagnumisneverenough Mon 09-May-16 23:26:11

Okay, were they making you buy it? was it the only top they have in the store? Thought not. Vote with your purse and don't buy it - if there is no market then they'll stop making them. I've seen worse and there is such a thing as allowing choice.

Pinkheart5915 Mon 09-May-16 23:26:32

I wouldn't say inappropriate, just a bit naff and not to my taste.
My friends little girl loves taking photos and having her picture taken she's 4 it's not making them mini teenagers.

madamDeathstare 'Daddy's little mistake' 'Mummy should have swallowed shock

ExtraHotLatteToGo Mon 09-May-16 23:28:51

What exactly do you find inappropriate?

It's not my taste, but I don't see what is offensive, teenager, worrying or inappropriate?!

UmbongoUnchained Mon 09-May-16 23:31:54

This would be perfect for my daughter. She is the selfie queen. They're usually of her nostrils but they're still selfies.

Italiangreyhound Mon 09-May-16 23:34:01

It's inappropriate because it perpetuates the idea that women and girls are vacuous and self-obsessed.

And the idea parents want to perpetuate that idea for their kids is sad, IMHO.

Or it's just jokey and fun.

Take your pick.

Italiangreyhound Mon 09-May-16 23:35:19

But UmbongoUnchained your daughter presumably is just having fun with a camera, that's not posting selfies of herself all day, which I think is the kind of implication here.

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