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Gwyneth's String Bikinis for Girls

Love or Loathe?

Not a week goes by lately without Gwyneth Paltrow inadvertently courting some kind of controversy. Whether it's her kooky diet or this little confession. Now the celebrity who people love to hate is making headlines again after her company GOOP featured children's bikinis on its website.

According to an article in Huffington Post, the two-piece suits are part of the Melissa Odabash, for both women and kiddos. The little mini-mini in a girls navy string bikini, priced at $45, though, has fired up some children's advocates.

"We remain very opposed to the sexualization of children and of childhood," said a rep for the child safety charity Kidscape in the Daily Mail. 
"The dangers have been discussed at length, so it is a great pity that such trends continue and that they carry celebrity endorsement."

It's not the first time there has been media uproar over girls swimwear. In 2012, fellow celeb-turned-couturier Elizabeth Hurley faced similar criticism for her kids swimsuit line, and the year before that it was Abercrombie & Fitch.

So the jury is out. Do bikinis sexualize girls or are they an acceptable form of swimwear?