A petition to stop the sale of a Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume has reached over 2000 signatures.
A petition calling for the sale, production and marketing of a “transphobic” Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume to halt has garnered over 1,800 signatures.
The petitioner demands that Spirit Halloween, the makers of the costume revoke their ideas and production of a costume which mimics the famous Vanity Fair cover, complete with sash that reads, I Am Caitlyn, the name of Jenner’s new reality show.
The costume is currently on pre-order for $63.74 (£40.75)
The statement from Addison Vincent, who started the petition says,
“Yes, as your PR and marketing head Trisha Lombardo stated in an interview, Caitlyn Jenner is a hero and celebrated in modern day culture, but that doesn’t excuse the exploitation and transphobia you’ll be committing this Halloween.
“To make a costume out of a marginalized identity reduces that person and community to a stereotype for privileged people to abuse. In this case, if you follow through with production of a Caitlyn Jenner costume, cisgender people will purchase it to make fun of her and our 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 inaccessbility to healthcare run rampant in our community, making fun of one or all of us is utterly insensitive and deplorable.”