Mock Kar­dashian this Hal­loween

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de­scrip­tion says. “This Hal­loween have some fun with pop cul­ture and dress just like the queen of so­cial me­dia with our sen­sa­tional ‘Parisian Heist Rob­bery Vic­tim’ cos­tume.” The re­tailer’s at­tempt at keep­ing up with Kar­dashian at­tracted crit­i­cism from some on­line re­view­ers, who called it “a mock­ery” and said it was “pro­mot­ing rape and an­tife­male cul­ture”.

“Here is yet an­other ex­am­ple of peo­ple blam­ing women for be­ing vic­tims,” one per­son wrote on Cos­tumeish. com. “Many men wear ex­pen­sive watches, neck­laces, etc and rob­bing them is still con­sid­ered a crime. Treat it as such. Hav­ing a gun put to your head by mul­ti­ple men while you fear that they may rape you is trau­ma­tis­ing.

“I’m pretty sure that the poor hu­man be­ing can’t forget any sec­ond of the at­tack and here you are us­ing her scar­ring events to make money. This is dis­gust­ing. It is not funny.”

On so­cial me­dia, the com­pany was scorned for try­ing to profit off Kar­dashian’s mis­for­tune.

Johnathon Weeks, vi­cepres­i­dent of Cos­tumeish, told Buz­zfeed News he was up­set that crit­ics were not see­ing the hu­mour. “Hal­loween should be a light-hearted, spir­ited party, and peo­ple should be able to laugh at it and think it’s funny.

“We haven’t sold any yet, if that mat­ters,” he said.

Weeks added: “If peo­ple find it taste­less or they are of­fended by it, it’s Hal­loween.

“Maybe you should just shut your life out and not go out­side.”

Last year, the com­pany in­tro­duced a Lion Killer Den­tist Hal­loween Cos­tume (a ref­er­ence to the den­tist hunter who up­set animal lovers when he killed a fa­mous lion in Zim­babwe), which came with a bloody smock and gloves and a sev­ered lion’s head, ac­cord­ing to Time.

“Just like with many of the other cos­tumes, like the Ebola or the ALS Ice Bucket Chal­lenge cos­tumes, we see the trend from users,” Weeks said.

“Hal­loween is a re­ally tricky day, and you see some of the cos­tumes come about and it’s al­most like de­sen­si­tis­ing things.”

This year, Cos­tumeish is sell­ing sev­eral in-the-news get-ups – in­clud­ing a Don­ald the Wall Builder Hal­loween Cos­tume. That one de­picts Don­ald Trump in a red-brick suit, with an Amer­i­can flag.

An­other Trump-themed cos­tume por­trays the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date as a Mex­i­can-style taco. “A taco truck on ev­ery cor­ner in Amer­ica!” the de­scrip­tion states.

Sup­port­ers said cre­ative mock­ery was ex­actly the point.

“Fi­nally some­thing for all of us who are sick of hav­ing a cer­tain fam­ily pushed force­fully down our throats,” a re­viewer wrote. – Wash­ing­ton Post

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