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Oz shop sells baby clothes featuring Hitler, Osama bin Laden, Ivan Milat


June 11, 2011 - Melbourne

An Australian company has caused outrage by selling baby clothes that feature pictures of killers like Adolf Hitler, Osama bin Laden, Ivan Milat, Ted Bundy and Charles Manson.

The Melbourne-based company, which offered clothes for babies and children up to 12, came up with a baby romper featuring Ivan Milat, who is a serial killer, and the slogan "Australians Just Love Backpackers".ther T-shirts had the words "Free Ted Bundy" and "Ted Bundy is Innocent", and "Serial Killer in Training" alongside graphic images, and the Charles Manson T-shirt and romper had a picture of the serial killer with a swastika on his forehead.

There is also an entire Nazi-inspired theme of garments with pictures of Hitler and pro-Nazi slogans and insignia including a child-like Hitler android.

Child Safety Commissioner Bernie Geary said he would be leading the charge to ensure the garments were not sold for children.

"I think it's just pretty sad that people will stoop so low to try to make a quid," News.com.au quoted him as saying.

The founder and CEO of international artists' website redbubble.com, which is run from Flinders St, in Melbourne, and San Francisco, said offending garments were removed once complaints were received.

"It is par for the course that some offensive material may be put up, but it is removed immediately when drawn to our attention," he said.

But there were still dozens of controversial garments for sale on the website, internationally recognised as a forum for aspiring artists.

Julie Gale, founder of Kids Free 2B Kids, said the clothes were walking billboards for sick adult humour.

"These images do not belong on children," she stated.

ANI

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