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VIRAL: Mom says girls' Halloween costumes too 'sexualized'

A mom's letter went viral after she complained to a costume store about how they "sexualized" little girls' costumes. A mom's letter went viral after she complained to a costume store about how they "sexualized" little girls' costumes.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Girls' Halloween costumes have been getting a lot of attention lately.

A mom's letter went viral after she complained to a costume store about how they "sexualized" little girls' costumes.

While browsing online on Party City's website a mother apparently didn't like what she saw.

The Georgia mother called out Party City for offering more "career" costumes for young boys than for young girls in a letter she posted on the company's Facebook page.

She said some of the costume options were also sexist because the police uniform for girls had a short skirt and low neck line.

She said, "I am absolutely appalled that your business reinterprets girls' innocent and well-intentioned dreams into this costume."

Some folks out shopping for their costumes today said the mother is forgetting what Halloween is about.

"There are plenty of holidays to be taken serious and I don't think Halloween is one of them," said Emily Beck. "It is the one time of year where we get to be silly, we get to be funny and you get to be who you want to be. Have fun with it. Make fun of it. You know? Just enjoy it and be what you want. It is the one day a year where you can."

The complaint eventually got the mom banned from posting on the company's website but not before receiving an apology from the company.

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