UK retailer website betrays the little children / ignorance
February 1, 2008 3:00 AM Subscribe
Buying a new bed for your daughter?
posted by NinjaTadpole (72 comments total)
. How about this little number, with a cheeky, precocious, contemporary culture-aware name. And pull-out desk, did I mention the built-in cupboard?
Mothers aren't concerned about the pull-out desk; they're concerned about the young girls' bed being called "Lolita".
A spokesman for the company, Woolworths, told the Times "What seems to have happened is the staff who run the website had never heard of Lolita, and to be honest no one else here had either. We had to look it up on Wikipedia. But we certainly know who she is now."
The item has now been removed from the Woolworths site, the fate of the spokesman is undisclosed.