What was the creative team at HalloweenCostumes.com, smoking? As you might guess, the website has been blasted for for featuring the “Anne Frank Costume for Girls” along with copy that goes with it,
“We can always learn from the struggles of history! Now, your child can play the role of a World War II hero with this girls World War II costume.”
A you might imagine, Twitter has chimed in on this sad business venture. A PR spokesperson spoke up,
“Thank you for reaching out. We sell costumes not only for Halloween, but for many uses outside of the Halloween season, such as school projects and plays. We offer several times of historically accurate costumes — from prominent figures to political figures, to television characters.”
Surprise! The costume has now been removed from the website, but as Entertainment Weekly points out, you can still piss off strangers with “Chinese Gentleman,” “Snake Charmer,” or “Mexican Serape”. (Uh, sorry, that’s sold out.)
So, how about “Arab Terrorist“…?