- Publish Date
- Thursday, 1 December 2016, 10:17AM
Shoppers in Australia are outraged after a popular stationery company has made products for children and young people with uncensored swear words.
Stationary brand Typo, which is owned by Cotton On, is known for its quirky stationary emblazoned with catch slogans, but this time shoppers have said they've gone too far, reported the Herald Sun.
As well as a pencil case that says 'Shut the f**k up about about your stupid diet', there is a matching notebook.
A candle in a jar is labelled with 'Zero f**ks given' a large LED light says 'S**' and a beach towel is printed with 'S**t yeah mermaid hair'.
There is also a trinket tray labelled with 'Bonjour b*****s', another notebook that says 'F**k it, let's disco and ribbon printed with Merry F**king Christmas'.
One customer commented on Facebook: 'As a loyal customer of your brand I was disgusted to find some of your current products (aimed at children) to contain such inappropriate language. By no means a prude, I am deeply offended that you would use this kind of language on your products. Seriously considering deleting your brand from my children's Christmas gift list!'
Another said: 'I was disgusted by some of the items I saw in my local Typo store in Epping,Victoria. The F word displayed on multiple items in full view of children.
'You also use S**t and other swear words on your merchandise. Why is this necessary to sell some notebooks and pens?? Seriously- show some class!!!!!'
In a statement, the company said: 'Whilst some of our products are more irreverent than others, we do appreciate that as a gift retailer, our customers fall either side of our target audience of 18-35 so where relevant we use censor stickers on products not appropriate for a younger audience.'
'The product in question should have been censored and we are taking steps to ensure this takes place immediately.
'We'll also make any necessary changes to our product displays to make certain they are less prominent within the store.'
We are yet to know if these particular items are stocked in the New Zealand Typo stores.