A kid’s fox hunter costume has been taken off of the website of a UK store. Parents freaked out about the hunting costume on the Tesco website and demanded it be removed. The store caved:
“We’ve listened to customers and have immediately removed this product from sale.”
Social media had a field day with this outrageous demand:
— Chris Middleton (@ChrisMid91) March 8, 2018
Fox News reports:
A major British supermarket and retailer has pulled a hunting-themed children’s costume from shelves after receiving a series of complaints from parents.
Tesco was slammed on social media over a “red fox hunter jacket” aimed at children aged seven to nine by parents claiming it was “encouraging children to take up a highly cruel animal bloodsport,” The Independent reported.
The controversial costume, described as “a long-sleeved red tailcoat style jacket with a single black button at the front,” was modeled after traditional fox hunting attire — a sport that has been banned in England since 2005.
Parents were quick to call out Tesco for the outfit once it appeared online, saying they were “appalled” by the costume.
A third-party vendor was then attacked by the rabid anti-hunting crowd on Facebook. The small “family owned” company fought back: IT’S A COSTUME!
WHAT ABOUT THE AMERICAN KIDS WHO WEAR HUNTING GEAR? THAT WOULD REALLY FREAK THEM OUT!