Staten Island parents are blasting a local boutique — owned by the sister of a “Mob Wives” star — for selling “BOO BEES” shirts to kids, which feature honey bees in the chest area.
But critics have been careful not to give their names — because they are scared of getting rubbed out by the mob!
“I’m disgusted,” a mother of three told The Post about the shirts at the Bee Tween boutique in West Brighton.
“I would go to the store and say something, but I’m afraid Big Ang may come after me,” she said. “It’s fine if some adult bimbo wants to wear it — but a young impressionable girl? It’s insulting as a woman and a mother. We don’t need clothing like that out there influencing impressionable young minds.”
The terrified mom is choosing to remain anonymous because she is worried that the shop’s owner, Janine Detore, is going to complain to her sister, “Big Ang” Raiola, whose uncle, the late Salvatore “Sally Dogs” Lombardi, was a Genovese crime family capo.
“It figures that store is associated with Big Ang,” said another concerned parent of two, who also refused to give her name.
“We just gotta watch out she doesn’t put a hit out on us,” she added.
The controversial “BOO BEES” feature two bees dressed in ghost costumes — with their exposed stingers seeming to simulate nipples.
Bee Tween, which markets its clothing to girls “in adolescence,” posted the garment on its Facebook and Instagram pages last Friday.
“People really love the shirt because we are sold out of it,” Detore said Wednesday, claiming that her design had been completely misunderstood.
“The boo stands for the costume, they’re ghosts,” she urged. “The bees not only stands for actual bees, but we call our clients bees because they are bee-tween, just turning into a teenager and up.”
But immediately after saying the shirts were not a play on words, like they would suggest, Detore attempted to spin the story in her favor by claiming the store was ultimately trying to support breast cancer awareness month.
“One of my friend’s daughters is 17 years old and she has breast cancer. She and anyone her age would love that shirt. As a matter of fact, she owns that BOO BEE shirt,” Detore said. “Breast-cancer awareness is what we should be focusing on. Not just the shirt.”