As the days get shorter and cooler, a familiar pre-Halloween ritual is swinging into high gear. Of course I’m talking about the spasms of faux outrage and virtue-signalling over Halloween costumes we are seeing as the big day draws near.
Business Insider has a list of fourteen costumes “you shouldn’t wear this year” because some common Halloween costumes can be “problematic.”
As a public service, I’ve whittled the number down to the top five politically incorrect costumes you should avoid this year if you don’t want to trigger outrage, emotional meltdowns, and even fisticuffs on Halloween.
5. Hobo Costume:
I know you should dress how you want to but WHY ARE ALL THE COSTUMES AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN SLUTTY?!? EVEN THIS HOBO COSTUME pic.twitter.com/cS20OBlpO7
— its SCIENCE babeyyyyy (@Tess_elate) October 30, 2016
Insensitive and misogynistic, people. “You wouldn’t make fun of a homeless person on the street,” Business Insider scolds. ” Homelessness is a serious issue …”
4. Men’s Arab Sheik Costume:
— arabtv (@arabtv6) April 2, 2017
Whoopsie. This costume “draws on false stereotypes of Middle Eastern culture,” Business Insider warns. “It’s harmful to reinforce negative and misconceived notions about a region, religion, or group of people.” Oddly enough, the tweet from ArabTV didn’t seem to have a problem with it.
3. Native Princess Costume:
"Other costumes have also been suspended from the site, including a sheik costume featuring a tunic and headscarf."https://t.co/Sg2vdNXfTM
— Ove Poulsen (@ove_poulsen) October 14, 2017
Um, hello? I think we all know better than to culturally appropriate from indigenous cultures.
Walmart Canada has pulled a bunch of these costumes from its stores and is “revisiting” its cultural sensitivity guidelines.
2. Inflatable Fat Ballerina:
— Den Hette (@DenHette) May 31, 2016
Come on, people, it’s 2017. “Try to avoid costumes that could be interpreted as body-shaming, like this one from Target,” Business Insider chastises.
1. The Wall:
— Jason Rosenberg (@mynameisjro) October 8, 2017
This one is triggering extreme liberal meltdowns on Twitter even though the costume may just be a reference to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” album cover.
“Really @PartyCity? A ‘Build The Wall’ costume?” wrote one Twitter user.
“This isn’t about being politically correct, it’s about being decent [sic] human beings!!!!!” said another.
“If cultural appropriation on Halloween isn’t for you, here’s a directly racist costume straight from Party City,” another upset liberal wrote.
It even has antifa types riled up: “If I see anyone wearing a ‘The Wall’ costume, fair warning, you’re getting punched. Like hard,” the enraged snowflake fumed.
See what I mean?
Be careful out there, folks. Halloween can be very scary — especially if you’re wearing a costume that triggers liberals.