Sunday, October 16, 2016

Web Roundup -Trick or Treat Edition; Offensive Halloween Costumes?




I love to play dress up and love controversy equally, so let's talk controversial Halloween costumes. 

Shoppers are in an uproar about the "Robbed Kim" Halloween costume. If you haven't a clue what I'm talking about, check out last week's Web Roundup post.


Here's what people are saying:

"A costume company released a Kim Kardashian 'Getting Robbed' outfit for Halloween. This is so disgusting. How could anyone do this?"

“This is absolutely disgusting! She is a wife, a mother, a sister, and most importantly a human being. Yes Halloween is a time to dress up and have fun but not at the expense of another person’s tragedy!”

“Congratulations on losing several customers with this tasteless piece.”

Long story short, the costume has been pulled because hurt feelings are real, y'all. The only disgusting part of this costume, for me at least, was its $69.99 price tag. Staging a robbery and pretending you were bound, gagged, and victimized is illegal, Kim. Yes, even in Paris. Too bad E won't pull the plug on you the way Costumeish.com pulled the plug on this costume. 


Moving on. Disney also eighty-sixed a costume inspired by their upcoming movie, Moana. The character depicted is Polynesian demigod Maui. Maui is played by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Tan, tattooed, and chiseled to the max; so what's the problem?




Super adorable, right? Apparently not, as it has been branded as racist. Whuuuut?

YouTuber Chelsie Haunani Fairchild, who happens to be of Polynesian descent called the costume "creepy and disgusting." 

Chelsie goes on to say "You're literally letting children pretend to be Polynesian," she said.
"It's basically putting the skin of another (expletive) race onto your children and telling your children that this is OK ... that you can pretend to be another (expletive) race for Halloween." 
Chelsie, if somehow you ever stumble upon this I just want you to know something. You're literally a (expletive) idiot. Isn't the whole concept of Halloween to 'be someone else?' Since you're only 18, I ask that you hit me up in ten years & tell me how you (expletive) feel when your future son/daughter wants to dress up as Ariel from The Little Mermaid or Spongebob Squarepants. Because I'm going to assume your offspring won't be caucasian mermaids or sponges. Dumb.
Now some of you may beg to differ with me. That's completely fine by me since I've begged for much worse. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on these costumes, though!


I'm linking up with these lovelies, Laura for #EffItFriday and Paula's No Rules Weekend Blog Party. You can join in too, just click the buttons below. But before you leave, drop me a comment. Are you offended by either of these costumes? Why or why not? 







Bored af? Keep reading after the jump to check out my top picks for offensively awesome costumes. 

*This post could contain content offensive to readers. Viewer discretion is advised. 

Offensive Halloween Costumes & a few gems, too.



This guy gets points for trying.



If he doesn't go home alone at the end of the night, all hope for humanity is gone.


Most inexpensive costume idea ever! Sorry, Bill.



Disturbing.


I somehow sense he could have managed this with a no show sock. But that's none of my business.


Uhhhh, thanks?


A salt and battery. I see what you guys did here. Clever.


This kid wins Halloween forever if I'm judging anyway. He does Johnny Depp better than Johnny Depp. 

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    1. Haha! I suspect he's not very shy.

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  2. Ha - I love creative costumes! You featured some doozies. I am considering Edward Scissorhands as my costume this year, so I loved the final one.

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    1. I'm patiently waiting to see what you go with! As a matter of fact, I'm heading your way now. ;)

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