Louisiana Lingerie Store Is Now Accepting Food Stamps For Edible Underwear
Kiss My Lingerie, a specialty adult shop in Gonzales, Louisiana, has posted a sign on it’s door indicating that it accepts most credit cards and EBT cards, which is federal-issued card for welfare and food stamps. The owner of the store says she began accepting EBT cards, better known as Louisiana Purchase cards, eight months ago because she didn’t want to “discriminate against customers.”
An anonymous woman who works nearby the shop found this development very upsetting. “We were told anything could be purchased there, with the food stamp card. No child I know eats edible underwear,” she said.
Point well taken. Although,I guess they technically count as food. Still, edible underwear, whether to be eaten by a child or worn by an adult, don’t quite seem like the best use of taxpayer funds.
A spokesperson for the Department of Children and Family Services says that Kiss My Lingerie is not violating any state laws since welfare benefits are part of a federal program and Louisiana doesn’t dictate how families spend that money. The only purchases that EBT cards are legally not allowed to cover are are alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, casinos and adult entertainment. But edible underwear…yes. [KLTV 7]