Renewed interest in petition after Honey Birdette store assistant tried to sell teens sex toys

A Honey Birdette shopfront.
A Honey Birdette shopfront.

THERE is renewed interest in a petition calling for lingerie store Honey Birdette to change its shopping centre advertising after a Stirling Times reader revealed a sales assistant tried to sell a sex toy to a teenager.

The incident occurred last year, when a 16-year-old girl entered the store with the intention of buying her friend a birthday gift.

A helpful sales assistant instead led her into a back room and tried to sell the girl a sex toy.

A complaint was made after the incident.

“The girls were in their school uniforms and were not asked their age,” the woman who complained wrote.

“They were taken aback, not realising the store sold sex items, and left. They had no intention to buy a sex toy for their friend.”

Honey Birdette store assistant tried to sell teen sex toys

Grassroots organisation Collective Shout, which is against the objectification of women and the sexualisation of girls, shared the account in the hopes that people would sign the petition against Honey Birdette.

Kenneth Thor created the petition about a year ago after his young children reacted to the advertising on display outside of his local Honey Birdette store.

In February, a sexual assault survivor spoke out against advertising as she believes it is a form of pornography.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, advocates for sexual assault victims and was concerned that advertising outside lingerie and adult toy retailer Honey Birdette objectifies women and is dangerous to minors.

Survivor calls out Honey Birdette advertising