See why trans OUTRAGE is targeting a Halloween retailer

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.

(Prometheus, in The Mask of Pandora, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

 

One thing must be said for the trans activist community: it gets things done.  Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner may be facing vehicular manslaughter charges, and the celebrity reality show I Am Cait may be in a ratings “freefall,” but retailers should still think twice about poking even mild fun at the trans icon.

Conservative Byte has the story:

So funny Halloween costumes are off limits now, too? In this case, it is almost better to let those who are upset with Spirit Halloween keep talking, as they are showcasing the absurdity of this entire affair. Here’s more from Tom Hicks:

Spirit Halloween has taken its Caitlyn Jenner costume off its website, after the Internet exploded in outrage.

Right. Making fun of celebrities is just mean.

Based on Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover shot from earlier this year, the “Call Me Caitlyn” Halloween costume sold for $74.99 and included a wig, shorts, padded bustier, and a sash emblazoned with “Call Me Caitlyn.” The costume was labeled as “unisex” with a photo showing a big, hairy guy wearing it.

Spirit Halloween hasn’t publicly commented on why the costume disappeared, according to USA Today, which added it’s still available at AnytimeCostumes.com and at WholesaleHalloweenCostumes.com, for only $49.95.

Spirit’s marketing director Lisa Barr earlier said the get-up was a “celebration” of Jenner.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

(Image via The Wrap)
(Image via The Wrap)

The Byte offers this quote to sum it all up:

“Personally, I don’t think it’s fair the way vampires and werewolves are depicted on Halloween. But that’s just me.”

-Tom Hicks, MercuryNews

And we’re good with that.  But we also appreciate this reaction from a disgruntled Tweep (h/t: The Wrap; language alert):

https://twitter.com/taeminskai/status/636194723460460544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Fittingly, that could kind of go either way.

Meanwhile, $74.99 is a disgraceful price for a yard and a half of polyester.  Even if it does have plastic bustier “boning.”

 

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