10 Offensive Halloween Costumes That Shouldn't Exist

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Let’s just cancel Halloween because face it – you’re going to offend some one, some way, some how.
Cosmopolitan: And a guide to ones you shouldn’t wear in general: Are you the type of human who trolls people with no regard for how anyone else feels? Hopefully not. If you’d rather not make a bad costume choice in poor taste, read on for a not-comprehensive list of offensive costumes to avoid if you’re not terrible.
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Number 1 Caitlyn Jenner: You might wonder why it’s fine to dress up as some celebrities and not as Caitlyn Jenner. Halloween can be confusing that way. If the day is pretty much a free-for-all, why shouldn’t you get a free pass? (Because it doesn’t work like that.)
Here’s a summary of why going as Caitlyn Jenner for Halloween is a no-no, according to the Change.org petition demanding that Spirit Halloween no longer sell the costume pictured: “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.”
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Number 2 Decathlete: See number 1. On top of that, making reference to Caitlyn Jenner’s past only further subjects her to mockery.
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Number 3 Cecil the Lion: “Show your support for all wildlife” by buying this costume, encourages lingerie vendor Yandy.com, but even with 20 percent of the proceeds going to the World Wildlife Fund, dressing as Cecil the Lion — and a sexy one, at that — just makes you look tacky.
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Number 4 Lion Killer Dentist: Yeah, Halloween’s supposed to be ghoulish, but this is unnecessary. Just steer clear of this Dr. Walter Palmer (aka the most reviled American of the year) getup, complete with a Cecil head, and indulge in your sense of macabre by going to the haunted house instead.
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Number 6 Joking References to Police Brutality/Black Lives Matter: Rebel Wilson made this mistake so you don’t have to. Like so many have already said, police violence and victims of police brutality shouldn’t be rendered humorous.
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Number 8 Racist Stereotypes: Nope, you can’t go out wearing a sombrero with a fake mustache and a serape. Neither can you be a “dragon lady geisha,” an “Arab,” or any other super-racist depiction of an ethnic group.
See the rest here.
I guess we should all just stay home and eat the candy ourselves!

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0 responses to “10 Offensive Halloween Costumes That Shouldn't Exist

  1. There are SOME things kids just should NOT wear,but for Adults,the only things to consider are:Does your conscience let you feel okay with it? and How fast can you run,in case you manage to offend a whole group at one time? I thought all ten were pretty good,though I probably wouldn’t wear most of ’em,but if I saw someone else wearing ’em it wouldn’t bother me. Life’s too short to let things this trivial scramble your mind.

  2. Halloween has long become a ghoulish, grotesque, hedonist, wasteful-consumerist and decidedly PAGAN “festival.” Yuck!

  3. I see most of these as arousing more anger than fear, not from those being portrayed but by those who are offended by their illegal presence, or demonic messages, or immoral lifestyles, or just mindless, thoughtless messages.
    Nothing like the old Frankenstein, or Vampire, or Zombie, or Ghost, or Witches, or Werewolves, or even Clowns, to portray the true Spirit of Halloween.

  4. My costume this year? Perhaps rent a fake gray ponytail and heavy corduroy pants, and go as a moonbat.

  5. I see in our church’s bulletin they are hosting an alternative “Dress as your favorite Saint party”. Love it.
    A few years ago the Oratory at Ave Maria University had a Solumn High Requim Mass with beautiful Gregorian Chant for the Eve of All Souls Day…now, THAT was an awesome alternative to Halloween! Sadly, they have not offered it, since.

  6. Back when I was young and stupid, as in bar hopping on Halloween, I saw costumes much worse. I can’t imagine what they would be today and no, I won’t be going out to find out. I agree with truckjunkie, all of them were pretty cool for adults.

  7. We used to have common sense and good judgment. AND IT’S GONE.

  8. Isn’t it easier to make an article about what you can wear? I’m certain it is a no-no to dress as a witch (demeaning representation of feminists), or as a ghost (white privilege sucks, right?). Super heroes are also out (incitement of violence), minions (discrimination against little people), Oscar, the grouch (demeaning representation of feminists)… Oh, I know… we can dress as Mr. Trump being attacked by a illegal alien transgender, feminist. 🙂 You see, it’s easy, just find a politically correct option. It’s amazing that people take that magazine seriously… again, it’s amazing that people take most of the media seriously!!! 😛

  9. The good news is hardly anyone reads Cosmopolitan anymore.
    From a NY Post article of Aug. 8, 2014:
    Cosmopolitan, Hearst’s newsstand powerhouse, tumbled 24.8 percent on newsstands to 774,077 from over 1 million in the same period a year earlier. It needed to send 147,068 free or verified copies into the marketplace to make its rate base.

  10. Why are gown-up people dressing up as ANYTHING for Halloween? It’s a KIDS’ ritual —at least it used to be in this country….the grown-ups are supposed to be the ones at home with the lights on….dispensing treats…..making sure their neighborhoods are safe…..but NEVERMIND. These days childhood lasts for decades…or….at least until age 26 according to Obamacare……Beyond if you are an Obamacare/government serf.


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