Toddler T-shirt outrage

Sunday Star Times 25 Feb 07
Fashion House World has been accused of marketing children as “little sexual beings” and grooming them for sexual predators with a T-shirt featuring the slogan “Future Porn Star”. The T-shirt has outraged anti-child abuse campaigners Stop Demand and comes as a new American report says the rising tide of “raunch culture” is starting to affect young girls.But World designer Francis Hooper is defending the T-shirt saying, “As a fashion designer I’m being humorous and irreverent”. Stop Demand spokewoman Denise Ritchie said the slogan was irresponsible and it was time World grew up. She said parents should realise that a lot of “creepy” men found such images arousing.