: British retail giants Tesco and WH Smith have withdrawn the sale of gift cards for children's chat and gaming website Habbo
, following a damning investigation by UK broadcaster Channel 4 earlier this week.
The report on the social website
alleged that a reporter was met with chat that was "very sexual, perverse, violent [and] pornographic" in nature, and not suitable for the audience it is aimed at.
Tesco and WH Smith have stopped stocking gift cards for the website in their shops, with the latter stating
, "We were concerned to learn of the allegations about Habbo Hotel
made in the Channel 4 news report. In response, we have taken this product off sale, pending further investigation."