A Roeland Park mom who started a petition to get Babies R Us to stop selling the Kardashian Kids clothing line has stopped her campaign because of the negative backlash.
“This whole petition, and the very negative responses I have received, has gotten larger than I ever expected when I started it last week. In the end it did get people discussing the issue,” writes Amie Logan of Roeland Park on the Change.org petition she started last week.
The petition, which garnered 2,941 signatures, is now closed, leaving Logan kind of sore at the media for portraying her as some kind of crusader.
She started the petition after a Florida mom successfully led a campaign to get Toys R Us to pull “Breaking Bad” toys from its shelves.
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“I don't want my child to grow up to be a sex tape star,” she wrote in her petition, according to Yahoo Style. “You pulled the Breaking Bad toys because they promoted drug use. You should pull this clothing line because it promotes bad behavior as well. The madness has to stop. If the toys are damaging so is the clothing.”
The clothing line for todders features trendy leggings, faux fur vests and dresses with Peter Pan collars. In some of the ads the Kardashians seem to tweak the paparazzi by having the little-girl models holding cameras.
In an interview with Yahoo Style, Logan said that “our priorities are a little messed up. We are getting upset that they have toys from a fictional television show for kids 16 and older, but then they're selling the Kardashian clothing line, which is from a real-life family that made their fortune from Kim's sex tape.”
But Logan had no idea what she was stepping in when she took on the Kardashians. She might have gotten nearly 3,000 people to sign her petition, and votes of support on social media, but other moms and mommy bloggers just laughed.
Even the Yahoo Style editor who interviewed Logan ended her story by noting that the clothes “are actually stylish and for the most part, innocent. As the website states: they’re just ‘adorable outfits for your little one in the hottest trend-setting styles!’”
Logan pulled the petition after just a few days.
“When I started the petition, my goal was to point out the hypocrisy of Toys R US pulling the Breaking Bad toys, but still having a clothing line sponsored by the Kardashians,” Logan writes in her closing statement.
“My point was not that people should not buy the items, or that Baby’sRUS/ToysRUS actually remove them from the shelves. I wanted ToysRUS/BabiesRUS to see that if they caved to one upset consumer that more would come out of the woodwork.
“I chose the Kardashian Kids line because I would not choose to put my daughter in these clothes, and because the Kardashians are not people that have the family values that I uphold. But, that is my choice.”