Another year, another round of tasteless Halloween costumes.
It was inevitable really, because there's nothing the internet/world loves more than coming up with the most inappropriate Halloween costume of the year and this time the person of choice to be the butt of Halloween jokes everywhere is Caitlyn Jenner and her Vanity Fair cover. And while some are saying that the costume 'celebrates' Jenner, we all know what's really going on.
Thankfully we're not alone, as people objecting to the costume have started a Change.org petition to recall the costume and outlined why they feel it's inappropriate, saying: "To make a costume out of a marginalized identity reduces that person and community to a stereotype for privileged people to abuse. In this case, if you follow through with production of a Caitlyn Jenner costume, cisgender people will purchase it to make fun of her and our community."
As of now, the costume is still on sale. The description of the item reads:
"If you want some "Vanity" this Halloween then try wearing the Unisex Call Me Caitlyn Costume. This ensemble is designed after the one worn by the newly transformed Olympic gold medalist as she made her debut on the cover of a magazine and will make you the top news story of the night when you show up to party dressed as her. Included in your purchase is the unmistakable outfit consisting of a white corset and a pair of matching shorts. You will also receive a wig featuring her wavy locks and a sash reading those famous first words, "Call Me Caitlyn" so that everyone knows who you are. This unisex costume can be worn by both men and women but either way it's guaranteed to be a show stopper."
Another site selling the costume adds in the wonderful line: "You probably won't break any Twitter records when you wear this outfit like Caitlyn did when she first made her account, but you'll be sure to get a few laughs out of your friends and the other guests at the get together."
The only silver lining here is at least it'll be easy to spot the assholes to avoid like the plague on Halloween.