A Halloween costume company is under fire for creating a Caitlyn Jenner costume that resembles the dress she wore on the cover of Vanity Fair and a sash with the words “Call me Caitlyn.” This is the same company that also carries the ever-popular female cop and French maid outfits. The company also proudly sells costumes called “Sinful Sister,” “Naughty Nun,” and “Thank You Father” which is a pregnant nun. You also have “Happy Priest” – you can probably figure out that one on your own. Why no outrage over these costumes?
“To make a costume out of a marginalized identity reduces that person and community to a stereotype for privileged people to abuse.”
A Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume has sparked indignation on social media.
The costume, entitled “Call Me Caitlyn Unisex Adult Costume,” is a re-creation of Jenner’s iconic Vanity Fair cover. Sites like AnytimeCostumes.com and WholesaleHalloweenCostumes.com are selling the costume, which ranges in price from $49.90 to $74.99. On both of these sites, the costume can be found under the “Humorous” section.
A Change.org petition has been launched asking retailer Spirit Halloween not to sell the costume in its pop-up stores, since the franchise previously had said it would. “To make a costume out of a marginalized identity reduces that person and community to a stereotype for privileged people to abuse,” reads the petition. It says selling the costume will allow cisgender people to purchase it to make fun of Jenner and the transgender community.
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