Grandparents Are Furious After Shower Gel They Bought Their Granddaughter Had A Lewd Message

Diply 3 Jan 2017

Richard Shiner and his wife Tracey bought a simple gift for their eight-year-old granddaughter for Christmas, a bath set. When they read the label after giving it to her, they were shocked. What do you think about the message on this bottle of shower gel?
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1. Christmas is a time of year where you want to make your children and grandchildren as happy as possible. 

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Seeing those little faces light up during the holidays is what it's all about, right?

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2. Grandparents Richard and Tracey Shiner went to a bath and body store called Lush to pick up a nice little bath set for their eight-year-old granddaughter. 

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It turns out that they bought something that was less than appropriate for her. They only discovered the message after reading the label the day they gave the present away!

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3. Here is Tracey holding up the bottle of Lush Snow Fairy shower gel that she bought for her granddaughter. 

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The couple bought the gel because they thought the name suggested it would be appropriate for a young girl.

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4. There have been reports in the past of Lush putting out less than appropriate messages...

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So perhaps the Shiners were simply unaware of a public persona surrounding the company. That makes things a little more interesting and complicated.

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5. Lush proudly describes how their products have aphrodisiac properties. 

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Here is a screen shot from their own website. It doesn't really seem like they are hiding anything, to be honest.

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6. For example, here is a photo of their Soft Coeur message bar. 

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Describing the potential effects of this bar, Lush writes, "It’s believed that just the scent of chocolate can cause a spike in dopamine and beta-endorphins, which increase feelings of pleasure. It’s just one of the reasons you’ll find it in our Dirty and Soft Coeur massage bars – so grab a partner and get hands-on."

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7. Yeah, they lay it out pretty clearly. 

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8. The examples keep coming in. When it comes to another Lush product, the Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, it was also designed to get things steamy.

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On their site they say, "Add a little 'heat' to your evening with the Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar. Made with cinnamon leaf oil, you and a partner are sure to turn up the heat with this warming bar."

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9. Lush has collaborated with organizations like AccessNow in a fight against government-mandated internet shut downs. 

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Here is a store display of the Lush Error 404 bath bomb. It says, "The bath bomb that fights against internet shutdowns #keepiton"

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10. When this bath bomb is put in water, a message is revealed. 

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11. Up until this point, it seems as if a culture surrounds Lush that is less than appropriate for children. 

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The Shiner's may very well have been unaware of the store's reputation, but does that mean they're at fault? The debate is raging on.

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12. Let's take a look at this message, shall we?

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13. If you look closely, you can read the message on the label:

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It reads, "How to use: If you really don’t know how to use this, then we suggest you find someone you really like and invite them into the shower with you to demonstrate."

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14. That is definitely not appropriate for an eight year old...

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Richard immediately contacted the store and got an apology from the store manager. Richard said, “He didn’t even take my name or address though, so I don’t think anything will be done.”

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15. Richard had some strong words about his gift.

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“It’s wrong. If I wanted something like that I’d have gone into an Ann Summers shop," he said.

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16. The debate is now open concerning whether the bottle was intended for children in the first place. 

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“My wife spends quite a bit of money in Lush and bought two sets for my two grandchildren. It didn’t say anything about age restrictions or anything," explained Richard. This advertisement for the shower gel does look quite childish. Richard added that “It was called ‘Little Snow Fairy’ which to me indicates it’s ideal for kids."

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17. One person who commented on The Sun's article mentioned that it would be silly for someone to buy a present for an eight-year-old at a store called "Lush."

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18. OK, that's a somewhat valid point.

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At the same time, though, if something is inappropriate for children, shouldn't there be a warning of some kind?

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19. Some people even think that the whole thing isn't a big deal. 

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Not sure how I feel about this one, though.

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20. At the end of the day, it seems that this issue is still unresolved. Should warning messages should be readily available? Or should people be aware that some stores are a little more racy than others?

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It's true that some people may not be aware of a store's "culture," which would lead them to believe that the shower gel in question is appropriate for children. But it's also true that the message on the label already clearly displayed the level of appropriateness of the product.

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