It’s only August and Halloween is already ruined, thanks to a pair of tasteless costumes. This holiday season, stores will carry outfits of Cecil the Lion’s dentist killer, as well as a Caitlyn Jenner costume. Which of these offensive costumes is worse? Vote here!
Sure, Halloween is no stranger to tasteless outfits. Yet, the costumes of Caitlyn Jenner, 65, and Dr. Walter James Palmer, 55, the dentist who killed Cecil The Lion, seem to top them all. After all the celebration for Caitlyn and all the outrage over Cecil’s killer, these two costumes are early front-runners for The Worst Halloween Costume of the year.
Instead of dressing up like Jason Voorhees, a fictional murderer, Halloween enthusiasts can dress up like a real killer. Cecil the Lion’s death sparked a wave of anger at Dr. Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who allegedly paid $55,000 to hunt down the 13-year old lion. Walter claimed that when he killed Cecil on July 28, “everything about [the] trip was legal and properly handled.” That didn’t stop people like Cara Delevingne and Candice Swanepoel from blasting Walter for his insensitive slaughter of beautiful animals.
The “Lion Killer Dentist,” which includes a blood-splattered smock, bloody gloves, dentists tools in the smock’s front pocket and a severed lion’s head. This upsetting costume turns a beloved animal’s death into a gag. But, 15% of all proceeds will go to the Justice for Cecil/African Wildlife Foundation Fundraiser. So, that somehow makes it all better?
For those who want to be offensive during Halloween but want to be nice to animals, there’s the insensitive “Call me Caitlyn” costume. This is not the controversial Spirit Halloween costume, but a competitor’s attempt to be first with an offensive Caitlyn outfit. The costume comes with shorts, a padded top, a wig and a pageant sash that reads “Call Me Caitlyn” for those who don’t get it.
“You probably won’t break any Twitter records when you wear this outfit like Caitlyn did when she first made her account, but you’ll be sure to get a few laughs out of your friends and the other guests at the get together” the product’s description reads. That’s why the costume is offensive. Instead of celebrating one of the highest profile trans women, the outfit looks to reduce her to a joke for people to laugh at.
So, HollywoodLifers, which is the most tasteless costume? The insensitive Caitlyn Jenner outfit or the dentist outfit with severed lion’s head? Leave a comment and be sure to vote!
— Jason Brow