If you want to air your insensitivity this Halloween, why not wear it like badge and show the ladies how you’re able to exploit a person’s struggle by mocking Caitlyn Jenner’s transition. Spirit Halloween costumes, a company out of the States, is defending their selling of the costume by saying:
“At Spirit Halloween, we create a wide range of costumes that are often based upon celebrities, public figures, heroes and superheroes,” said Lisa Barr, senior director of marking at Spirit Halloween. “We feel that Caitlyn Jenner is all of the above and that she should be celebrated. The Caitlyn Jenner costume reflects just that.”
Transgender activists have started a petition online saying:
“Do not turn Cailtyn Jenner into a costume. Your profit will only lead to greater transphobia and marginalization of an already at-risk community,” wrote Addison Vincent, the creator of a Change.org petition asking Spirit Halloween to discontinue sales of the costume.
Another signer writes:
“I’m signing because this costume mocks the validity of a transgender’s identity, implying a man wearing a dress is the same as a person dressing to their comfort and identity.”