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    Amanda Bere said she was "taken aback" by the comments



    A shop selling lingerie for pregnant women has been forced to withdraw a mannequin with a baby bump from its window after it sparked complaints.
    Amanda Bere opened her shop in Selby, North Yorkshire, eight weeks ago and dressed the dummy in a black nursing bra to promote her stock.
    But she said many of the town's older residents took offence.
    The mannequin, which Mrs Bere calls 'Emily', has now been moved to the back of the store.
    'Taking a stand'
    She told BBC Look North: "It started with people looking in the window and making comments outside and they told me their points of view that they found it offensive.
    "Other shop traders also told me that people were saying to them that it was offensive and that I should cover her up or move her.
    "So I put a camisole on Emily and someone else made another comment, saying that they could still see the bump, so I put her in the corner of the shop away from the window."

    Mrs Bere said she was "a bit taken aback" by the comments.
    "But I don't want to offend anybody so I moved her. I don't think you would found this [response] in Leeds or York, I don't think anyone would bat an eyelid."
    Mrs Bere said more people were coming into her shop since she moved the dummy but members of a local breastfeeding group, which she supports, have been angered by the residents' comments.
    And she said she was considering "taking a stand" by moving the mannequin back into the window.
    She said: "They [the breastfeeding group] were a bit upset that I moved her because they wanted to see her. "And I am the only shop in Selby that does sell maternity wear and I wanted to show people what I did."

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    They need to get a life. Seriously. How the hell is that offensive? Some people seem to have a phobia of anything to do with pregnancy, babies, breastfeeding etc. Crazy people.

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    ^ I agree. It's absolutely ridiculous. It's a freaking dummy, you dummies!

    There are folks nowadays who'll find anything to complain about. What the hell is wrong with these people?
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    These people are idiots. What a fucking thing to complain about. It's a shop for PREGNANT women, MORONS.

    And the stupid shall inherit the earth.

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    I don't blame them. You don't know when they dummy is going to go into labor. She might spontaneously give birth to baby dummies in front of all those impressionable customers.

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    Double yew tee eff. Who really gives a fuck? People get pregnant, why can't mannequins?

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    Stupid,stupid,stupid!! People don't have enough to do.
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    Yeah, let's just go back to the days when 'pregnant' was a vulgar word and we had to use euphemisms like: 'expecting', 'in a family way' or 'in a delicate condition'.

    And maybe women who are preg... oh, scuze me... have a bun in the oven should just stay home so no one ever has to see them. It's way too obvious they've been having sex and that might offend someone.

    I mean, wtf?

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    How is that offensive at all?

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    Ridiculous to be offended by something like this.

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    I'm offended they're offended!

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    Maybe they thought the dummy was screwing around?
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    That's cool. I've never seen a pregnant dummy before (well, actually on second thoughts )...

    I don't find it offensive at all. It's a dummy advertising MATERNITY clothing. I can't understand what they read into it; that perhaps you wear the lingerie, do sexy times and get pregnant? lol. Probably just old fashioned.
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    I'd rather see a pregnant dummy then an anorexic one.

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    Um, pregnant women have sex too...lots of it thanks to all those extra hormones. Lingerie makes them feel sexy too. People really need to stop worrying about other people and pay attention to their own sick, pathetic lives.

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