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DENISON (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas mother says her little girl prefers clothing usually meant for boys.

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While she’s OK with it, she says a sales person on a recent shopping trip was not – and let it be known.

Rachel Giordano says the salesperson at Martha’s Miniatures in Denison said her 5-year-old daughter should not dress that way and embarrassed and upset the child.

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“Maddie she just gets a suit every year.  She looks forward to it. That’s how she…She’s kind of different. She just wants to wear a suit and tie, and Easter’s the perfect time for it because there’s always cute stuff out,” said Giordano.

Giordano claims that when the salesperson realized the suits were for a girl, the employee objected out loud.

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“She just approached it in a very hostile manner and tells me that’s wrong, I should not be encouraging this behavior, that it sounds like it’s more of an issue on mom’s part, my part, than my daughter’s,” said Giordano.

Giordano posted her version of the story on Facebook and received more than 100 comments in support.

The store also posted to its Facebook page, saying in part:

“This is child abuse for the mother,” and “I am sorry, I did not say anything to the children, just to the mom. She is wrong to encourage this.”

That Facebook page has since been taken down and no one from the store has responded to several calls from CBS 11.

Meanwhile, Giordano says Maddie will be wearing a suit this Easter Sunday.

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