Let me ask a serious question
Was it because we were naive about the nature of predators, or is it because we've moved on a as a society that wear like this for a child is inappropriate. I mean, I wouldn't dress my child like that, and if anything, I would think "don't people know that there's creepers around?" if they did dress their children like that.
I mean, this shit came out in the 80s, when Control Groups were telling people all sorts of bullshit. Mikey couldn't have his fucking nunchucks because of Europe so he had to get that stupid turtle line and Janine from Ghostbusters had to get redesigned because "her glasses were scary"
But this got overlooked. Was it because people were thinking "nobody would get aroused by this?" Or is it because nobody was really fussing that much about pedos back then?