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Online store Cafe Press comes under fire for selling 'Porn star' babygrows and accessories

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An online retailer, Cafe Press, has been criticised for selling a range of porn-themed babygrows, bibs and tshirts. 

The site, which sells a range of customisable posters, stickers, homewares and stationary based on the "latest pop culture phenomenons and political scandals", has been bombarded with requests to take its line of "adult baby" clothing down.

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The range of "Adult Sex XXX Baby Clothing" includes 132 items, with messages from "porn star" and "it's not cheating if my husband's watching", to more explicit slogans, that have shocked users around the world.

Australian activist group Collective Shout began a campaign against the range via Facebook and Twitter posts as well as repeatedly contacting the company to ask them to remove the products from the site. 

US-based Cafe Press sells around the world, so although the backlash began in Australia, its products are on sale here in the UK as well, and the protest has spread to include UK petitioners.

Collective Shout received a reply for their messages, but the products remained on sale. They say that "weeks after the protest, it appears that Cafepress hasn't taken this issue seriously at all. 'Sexual humor baby clothing' is still a category of clothing on the site with thousands of items listed."

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The site also has a shocking range of adult-sized tshirts with a "No Means Yes" message, that activists say is promoting rape. 

Responding to Twitter messages, Cafe Press explained that their designs are uploaded by users, and they are looking into having them taken down. 

However, the products currently remain on the site despite dozens of replies to enraged Twitter users saying the images were being taken down, suggesting a serious administrative error on the part of the site.

Collective Shout have written a post encouraging readers to join in with their protest in order to have the items taken down as quickly as possible.

Words: Victoria Gray, Images: Cafe Press

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