A Caitlyn Jenner costume will hit shelves just in time for Halloween 2015 — and people are outraged. According to the New York Daily News, the I Am Cait star has inspired a costume which reflects her “coming out” look on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. The report indicates that consumers will be able to purchase a white-hued leotard of sorts, similar to what Caitlyn wore for her photoshoot with the mag. It will also come with a sash that reads, “Call Me Caitlyn,” and a brown wig.
Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume Sparks Uproar http://t.co/lqZoiaxoQz
— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 25, 2015
“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,” reads the costume’s description.
The Caitlyn Jenner costume has caused quite an uproar on social media, as many people feel as though it’s completely inappropriate. While Spirit Halloween stores have said they plan on carrying the costume, there has been a petition created on Change.org that requests the chain to reconsider.
So far, over 4,700 signatures have been collected of the required 5,000.
“We demand that you revoke your ideas and production of a Caitlyn Jenner costume for Halloween. With a reputation of sexist, racist, and culturally appropriative costumes, we are concerned that this costume will continue your oppressive tradition with a transphobic costume of Caitlyn Jenner.”
“Do not turn Cailtyn Jenner into a costume. Your profit will only lead to greater transphobia and marginalization of an already at-risk community.”
Some say that the Caitlyn Jenner costume “celebrates” the 65-year-old transgender woman, who has become a “hero” in 2015. However, most see the idea as a complete mockery, regardless of its creators’ intentions.
Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costumes are disgusting. Trans people are not a costume for you to laugh at. pic.twitter.com/AumLLeM41U
— anna (@nutellaANDpizza) August 25, 2015
it’s upsetting that people are actually getting Caitlyn Jenner halloween costumes…shes not a costume shes a real person???
— rachel (@motelroses) August 24, 2015
caitlyn Jenner halloween costume?? are people serious??
— abbey (@dragqueenvibes) August 21, 2015
If I see anyone in a Caitlyn Jenner costume this Halloween I’m smacking them
— Zero Wills – Leader (@Zero_Wills) August 21, 2015
The Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume is like a really bad idea
— andrew (@andr3wc0urtn3y) August 21, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner hasn’t commented on the costume at this time. What do you make of the costume idea?
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