A Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume has gone viral and it is pissing a ton of people off.
The costume, entitled "Call Me Caitlyn Unisex Adult Costume," is supposed to be a re-creation of Jenner's now famous Vanity Fair
cover. Websites like AnytimeCostumes.com
are selling the costume, which ranges in price from $49.90 to $74.99.
But, not too many people are happy about this.
A Change.org petition has been launched asking Spirit Halloween not to sell the costume in its pop-up stores across the country, 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. Moreover, the costume is believed to make fun of transgender community.
"At a time when trans women and GNC folx, especially black trans women, are being murdered at such a high rate, and homelessness, unemployment, and inaccessibility to healthcare run rampant in our community, making fun of one or all of us is utterly insensitive and deplorable," says the petition, which has more than 2,000 signatures already.
A rep for Spirit Halloween told the New York Daily News
the costume was meant to be viewed as something positive.
“Caitlyn Jenner has proven to be the most important real-life superhero of the year, and Spirit Halloween is proud to carry the costume that celebrates her,” said the rep.