The Five Most Triggering Halloween Costumes of 2018
With Halloween nearly upon us, it's time again to talk about costume do's and don'ts. It is imperative that Americans heed the whims of the SJW community while celebrating this festive fall holiday or risk suffering the social embarrassment of committing a politically incorrect costume faux pas.
Good Housekeeping compiled a list of fifteen problematic costumes that they say are not funny and you should never, ever wear.
A few of the costumes on their list really are wildly inappropriate and not funny -- like the burning Twin Towers costume, the "Anne Frank" costume, "anything involving blackface," and of course anything depicting human genitalia. Also, dressing up as dead celebrity zombies is apparently a thing -- and that is gross and very wrong. (Remember when Bill Maher dressed up as Steve Irwin, complete with a bloody stingray barb hanging out of his chest for Halloween 2006, less than two months after Irwin's death? Yeah, that was truly depraved). I've not included these on the list because I know most of us would never consider wearing these truly offensive and obscene costumes.
However, most of the costumes that made their list, while arguably in poor taste, are really in the eye of the beholder. What makes them problematic is they might offend people who love to be offended. Which is why the list of costumes to avoid grows every year and the list of permissible costumes gets smaller.
For instance, the costume police say it's wrong to dress up like a hobo -- a Halloween favorite for decades that made our list last year -- because it makes fun of the homeless. Come on. I suspect if you took a poll, most people would still view hobo costumes as an inoffensive and cost-efficient way to dress up for Halloween. (Most hobos are probably fine with it too.)
The truth is, these PC scolds want to be the arbiters of what we can and can't make fun of. And you know what? It's the job of every patriotic American to tell them to stick it where the sun don't shine.
Once again, as a public service, I've whittled the number down to the top five politically incorrect costumes we should avoid this year if we don't want to trigger the snowflakes and cause a scene on Halloween.
1. Crazy psycho in a straightjacket
Because the risk is just too great that someone who has actually worn a straitghtjacket in a mental institution is actually going to see your costume and be offended?
No, "wearing a straightjacket, as well as any other equipment typically associated with the institutionalization of someone with a mental illness, trivializes how devastating these conditions can be," Good Housekeeping chides.