Chelsee Mosson was minding her own business, casually doing her shopping in ASDA, when she and her partner came across a rather unsettling children’s swimming costume in the store.
The 22-year-old from Tamworth was “mortified” to see Disney’s Little Mermaid with her breasts exposed on a bathing suit designed for young girls.
Taking to Twitter, she posted a photo of the swimsuit in question alongside a message to Asda saying, “Absolutely mortified to see this on Asda’s shelf this evening @asda. A 3-4 year old swimming costume. What’s going on?”
The supermarket giant quickly responded saying, “Hi Chelsee, this is a printing error on the costume and has been flagged with the relevant manager.”
Chelsea later told the Tamworth Herald that, “Me and my partner were quite shocked about it. How on earth nobody has spotted that is beyond me. It should not have slipped through quality control and then shop floor staff should have noticed it too.
“It was right on the front of the rail – anybody could see it. Its disgusting really, a child could get really confused by that. We both said if the design was to have a bikini top sewed onto it, it should have had a bikini top printed on too just incase something like this happened.
“It’s a very bizarre one indeed.”
An Asda spokesperson told Ok! Online that, “We’re sorry for the printing error on the Little Mermaid swimsuit, which was caused during the production process. It only affected a very small number of the swimsuits which were available from George, but we’d like to reassure our customers that we have removed all stock from sale and will ensure this doesn’t happen again.”