Friday, November 01, 2013

Racist, Sexist Costumes Cause Halloween Backlash

This Halloween season there is an offensive offensive, with groups pushing retailers to stop selling costumes that they consider racist, insensitive, inappropriate, or unnecessary.

Earlier this week, Pottery Barn decided to stop selling kids’ Halloween costumes that Asian American civil rights groups deemed as offensive. One of the costumes featured a kimono, while the other was a sushi chef, complete with a fake knife and a prominent Japanese flag. The outfits weren’t caricatures or cartoon-like, and to some extent may even have been glorifying these characters. But the fact that they were presented as characters to have fun with was enough for some to be offended.

“Our problem is not with the attire itself; it is with the fact that Pottery Barn is marketing these outfits as costumes,” wrote Ling Woo Liu, director of strategic communications for Asian Americans Advancing Justice, according to the Los Angeles Times.


"Sensitivity" run riot


Anonymous said...

"groups pushing retailers to stop selling costumes that THEY consider racist, insensitive, inappropriate, or unnecessary."

Looks like our moral superiors are hard a work suckin the fun out of the world again!

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

C. S. Lewis

Anonymous said...

I'm pro-choice on costumes. It appears that liberals are not.

Anonymous said...

I've often wondered which would destroy America first, our naive and arrogant foreign policy, or our irrational and suicidal immigration policy. This story makes me think it will be the latter. In either case, it (will be) one or the other.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, don't dress as a Ninja or something either... I guess soon those balloon like Sumo wrestler costumes will be outlawed as well. You leftists need to seriously find a hobby.. take up knitting or something.

Anonymous said...

This is the result of a society that has made being "offended", or simply (feeling) that you've been offended, a very profitable industry.

Anonymous said...

Leftists do not have a sense of humor.