A young girl in her teens dressed in a pink dress and sneakers, with a pink teddy bear, was at a kids clothing store on Tuesday and asked for help, according to the parents of two boys who were inside.
“My son and his friends have been asking for a dress like that for ages and it’s never been done before,” said Michelle Fong, the parents’ daughter, referring to the boy who bought the pink dress.
“My son was wearing a pink tee-shirt and he was dressed up as a girl, so I thought it would be a great way to show his friends what he looks like,” she added.
“It’s very important for him to show the girls how to dress up like him.
I just thought it was a great idea and I’m glad I helped him.”
The girl, who identified herself only as “M,” said she bought the dress for her sister, who was also in the store.
The girl, whose name has not been released, said she has been dressing as a boy since the age of 4, and that she had worn the pink turtleneck shirt and shoes a few times in school.
“We’re all girls here, so we all know what the gender norms are, but there’s so many different ways to dress, so it’s important to let people know,” she said.
Fong said she wanted to give the boys something to do on the day they were to leave the store, and so she handed the girls a pink purse and told them to give it to the girls as a gift.
“They got really excited and got really nervous and we didn’t want them to be embarrassed and embarrassed,” she told The Associated Press.
A spokesperson for the store said the children were told to wear their clothing “as long as they were not in any clothing that would be considered a fashion accessory or would be inappropriate for a child under 18 years old.””
The girls were wearing pink shorts and pink socks.
A spokesperson for the store said the children were told to wear their clothing “as long as they were not in any clothing that would be considered a fashion accessory or would be inappropriate for a child under 18 years old.”
The shop did not immediately respond to AP questions.