Part of me wondered if I was being oversensitive for thinking the “Unisex Call Me Caitlyn Costume” is fucked up. Considering, of course, that we dress up as famous figures all the time, and unless you’re a blatant asshole about it, people don’t think twice. But then I look at it again, and see that the site Whole Sale Halloween Costumes shows a dude modeling in it-with the obnoxious, pageant girl addition-and I realize I’m justified in thinking this is completely insulting.
Then, seeing Buy Costumes’ “Call Me Caitlyn Mr. Olympian Costume Kit” (which has since been removed) had what it takes to put me over the edge.
I was sitting here, wondering if it was just me who wanted to throw something across the room after seeing these were actually created. But then, as you can guess, I saw most people were furious.
If you haven't heard about the Caitlyn Jenner costume, I'd like to inform you that herself, her transition and her gender is NOT A COSTUME.
— Abraham (@abeoflions) August 25, 2015
It's incredible to me that there are people who don't find this offensive. Get a clue. http://t.co/cwXa3DhoS8
— Indominus Rexstrom (@jakesundstrom) August 25, 2015
If you buy that costume of Caitlyn Jenner, you automatically lose respect for me. It's transphobic and a mockery.
— pinoy grigio (@pandakisses) August 25, 2015
me to anyone wearing a caitlyn jenner halloween costume pic.twitter.com/AWhGkXUBtw
— david (@stamspo) August 25, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner is woman and a real life human being, not a costume, especially not for men to wear.
— Steff and Chloe (@SteffandChloe) August 25, 2015
ok i am really REALLY trying to see why people would wear a Caitlyn Jenner costume… but the only reasons i can think of are sickening
— Josh (@JoshGasan) August 25, 2015
I will deadass fucking fight ANYONE wearing that Caitlyn Jenner costume
— brittany (@coolbritttany) August 25, 2015
Of course, there are those who know so much chill, it legitimately concerns me that they walk among us.
Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume slammed… But if you wanna dress up like Hitler or Osama Bin Laden then Liberals got no problem. #Dicks
— Adam Hughes (@TheHughezy) August 25, 2015
So apparently there's a Caitlyn Jenner costume being made and everyone is freaking out about it and they all just need to chill tf out
— Bradley Kramer (@bluehuskie24) August 25, 2015
everyone gasps as I unveil my Halloween costume: "its blackface Caitlyn jenner as mike brown(who is shaun kings real dad) wearin a teepee"
— extremely online guy (@nickmullen) August 25, 2015
Cant wait to get my #CaitlynJenner costume! Hi fucking larious
— Daniel Atwood (@DanielAtwood17) August 25, 2015
Still, let it be known. If you’re planning on actually wearing this for Halloween this year, you have a 1,000% chance of getting punched in the face. Looks like I wasn’t alone in thinking these were pretty much gross, after all.
UPDATE: 8/27/15, 11:30 AM
Anytime Costumes has the “Unisex Miss-ter Olympic Wig” accessory for the costume on its site.
Here’s the description: “Be an advocate for the liberal agenda in this Unisex Miss-ter Olympic Wig! If you can’t identify as a male, throw on this brunet wig that offers a modern style and straight cut. Complete your costume by ordering a medal that shows what used to be of the infamous Bruce Jenner.”
In light of the overwhelming negative response, the company posted the following statement on Facebook.