Miss Guided have recently taken a ‘send me nudes’ sign down from their Bluewater store [MissGuided]
MissGuided have come under fire after Rachel Gardner started a petition to have a sign reading ‘send me nudes’ taken down from the popular retailer’s Bluewater store.
Taking to Twitter to share her disappointment, Rachel wrote: “What hope is there for girls when the stores they shop in give them this message? @Missguided it’s time to respect girls & remove this sign.”
Others were quick to agree with the statement, commenting: “This is a sign in an actual shop?! Wow. So sad.”
Another person shared: “It’s rather appalling, and really surprised that nobody at @MissGuided flagged it as inappropriate. Terrible message to send out.”
Rachel Gardner started the petition against MissGuided after being made aware of the sign [Twitter]
Other Twitter users were quick to agree with Rachel [Twitter]
Shortly after, Rachel Gardner started a petition to have the sign removed.
On the page, she wrote: “Teenage girls feel under increasing pressure to create and send nude pictures of themselves.
“An NSPCC report says teenage girls are most adversely affected by the sexting culture. Once online, these nude images can be seen and used by anyone, making girls and vulnerable young women the victims of bullying, revenge porn and exploitation…”
You can read the entire statement on the petition page here.
Within 24 hours, MissGuided have had the sign take down, with Rachel stating on the petition page – signed by a massive 9,320 people – “We are closing the petition as Missguided have removed the sign from their Bluewater store. We want to thank them for taking action within 24 hours of this petition being set up. Rachel & Rebecca.”
But what do you think? Should it have been taken down?
MissGuided has declined to provide a comment at OK! Online.