Entrepreneur and Dragon's Den star Duncan Bannatyne has become embroiled in a row with the co-founder of a parenting forum after his spas were found to be offering body waxing for young teenage girls.
Mums and dads were angered that the Clydebank businessman's Bannatyne Spas offered 'Wax Attack' packages for girls on the cusp of puberty.
Mumsnet co-founder Justine Roberts spoke out against youngsters being encouraged to remove their body hair, saying: 'You'd hope there would be a longer period of grace for girls to be girls and not obsess about being hairless.'
Father of six Duncan, 62, took to Twitter to state his case, saying he has never received any complaints and he was 'disgusted to see Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts saying mothers should not have individual choice of how to bring up daughters.'
Mr Bannatyne - who is dyslexic - tweeted further messages defending the waxing services offered in his spa.
'I think it's better to offer this to young girls rather then them trying to do it theirselves!' [sic] and after gaining some support from his followers, wrote:
'So the consensus of opinion is clear. Parents should bring up there children not newspapers or stupid web sites Fully agree.' [sic]
What do you think?
Are teen girls going to be getting rid of body hair anyway?
Is it up to the parents to allow their daughters to remove their body hair, or should we be campaigning to stop young girls being targeted with packages and deals from beauty centres?
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