Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ridiculously Absurd Business Ventures

Excuse me while I vent: I’ve heard of some over-the-top business ideas, but this takes the cake!

Miley Cyrus’s 9-year-old sister Noah is launching a lingerie line for children! I cannot decide which is more disturbing – that a 9-year-old is designing lingerie, or that it’s targeted towards children. This has got to be the most asinine, pervse, inappropriate, irresponsible and exploitative idea for which a parent has given permission. Really! A child has no business in the lingerie business!

Tell me, who is going to benefit from this venture except for kiddie-porn enthusiasts? Which parent in their right mind - except for the Cyruses and the few nutjobs who pimp-out parade their daughters at child pagents – is even going to consider buying lingerie for their prepubscent daughters? Seriously, this line is aimed at children from ages 9 – 14. Does breast tissue even start to develop at 9???? As if the alarming rate of teen pregnencies isn’t enough, we don't need to add tween-pregnencies to the mix!

If this is the world my baby is stepping into, I’m going to have to shield her in a place far far away. Am I just too old fashioned or what is wrong with this picture? (That's Miss Cyrus in her haloween costume to your right) Why does common sense and the innosence of childhood need to be sacrificed for the benefit of notoriety fame and making money?

OK, now that I’ve gotten that off my chest (pun intended!) what other totally absurd business ventures have you heard of that made your blood boil?


  1. This is absolutely disgusting. The worst part is that in our sick society, it may actually profit the family.

    This is what I was harping on over at Financial Samurai. There's a disporportion to what we value in society.

  2. hmmmm, maybe we could have some fun with this and go to the stores where this stuff is being sold an interview people who buy it? Would be much like when Jay Leno hits the streets asking people questions. We could then start a blog and movement against it... could be fun stirring up the pot!

    I'm not a big fan of this either, it seems really pointless and just another way for parents to project on their kids. What stores would carry this kind of thing? Victorias secret? Will they create a Baby Vicotiras Secret, kinda like they have baby gap?

  3. Hmmm, something sounds fishy about that story... I don't think it's true. Probably that halloween costume started rumors...

    That's the funny thing about the internet, sometimes you'll get a story that totally false. A few days ago I read that Johnny Depp died in a car crash. It was a totally bogus rumor.

    Same with this rumor. No legitimate company would try to sell a lingerie line for children.

  4. Okay...I am now officially creeped out. I hope this isn't true.

  5. Wow, that's horrifying! And this wasn't even written on April 1st or I would have assumed it was an April Fool's Joke

  6. Well, that's terrifying. It really makes me wonder what the world is going to be like by the time I have kids.


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