What the hell has the world come to? Apparently, in a world where a slip of the tongue related to political correctness can cost you your livelihood for posterity, this is just fine.
Pedophilia related products are becoming fair game. One of the most recent, but not the only, example are baby jumpsuits with disgusting slogans like "daddy's little f**k toy," "I only look illegal" and daddy's little slut" that were finally pulled by Amazon after massive public outcry.
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Marci Hamilton of the child advocacy think tank Child USA spoke with The Sun newspaper about the items, "It is shocking, and I’m surprised it is there in the first place. It has a way of normalizing the activity [child sex abuse] which is extremely dangerous to children. It is the first time we have seen such wording aimed at pedophiles on clothing for babies. [Amazon] should have much better controls over products for children generally.”
And yes, you read that correctly, it was Amazon the world's largest online retailer who facilitated the sale of these products until just recently. Bear in mind that Confederate flags and anti-vaxxing documentaries are strictly prohibited from sale at Amazon, but child sex isn't considered as much a taboo as the stars and bars.
A company called DVKFP were selling realistic, child sex dolls
with guaranteed "hidden delivery." One of the dolls featured a small, undeveloped child with a little girl's headband. In another photo, the doll appeared to be a young teen with torn clothes and a gag in her mouth.
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Don't worry though, of course the offensive items have been pulled due to the publicity. Here's a statement from Amazon themselves:
“All Marketplace sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who don’t will be subject to action including potential removal of their account,” an Amazon spokesman said in a statement. “The products in question are no longer available.”
Oops, that's actually a statement they made in April of last year
after getting busted profiting off of child sex dolls sold to pedophiles.
To be fair, their most recent statement was nearly identical: "All Marketplace sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action including potential removal of their account. The product in question is no longer available." Their go-to answer whenever something they "banned" and doesn't sell anymore ends up in the media.
and August of 2017
, several articles were published in the US and UK regarding Amazon selling child sex dolls. UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has reported that "these purchases can indicate offenses against children."
Then there's Caroline Bosmans, who are vying for the Comet Ping Pong award for creepiest Instagram posts involving children.
Recurring themes include children posed in sexualized or dehumanizing ways. Other odd scenarios that keep resurfacing are suffocation, children posed as if drugged or dead, and the use of heartwarming catchphrases like "Eat People."
Caroline Bosmans also apparently loves posing kids in medical situations. In one, a child in a hospital bed surrounded by medical equipment features carolinebosmans comment: "The kid is alright #alwaysfunwiththiskid #bruisednotbroken" this is just one of many "promo photos" of injured or bruised children. In another post, a picture of a little girl bending over, exposing her underwear is accompanied by the hashtag, #Readytoafterparty? A pervert in the comment section replies, “I’d like to join her ;)”. The Caroline Bosmans account answers: “But first some cocktails!”
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There are multiple examples of Bosmans Instagram pictures with children bending over, often accompanied by inappropriate comments from followers of the children's clothing brand. However, for many people, this sort of behavior is considered far less dangerous to kids than "conspiracy theories." Priorities, I suppose...