Nope. No way. The biggest Halloween shop in the U.S. is trying to sell a costume that makes fun of transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner. That’s right. Spirit Halloween will be telling thousands of party-goers that trans people are a joke.
Caitlyn’s high profile transition gave millions of people a more sensitive understanding of what it means to be trans. But prejudice and violence against transgender people are still rampant. And by selling a Caitlyn costume, Spirit Halloween will be cashing in on this bigotry.
If thousands of us speak out, we can show them that making money out of bigotry is awful for their reputation. We could stop that costume from making it on to the shelves. Sign now and tell Spirit Halloween that being trans is not a joke and this costume has got to go.
Published 25 August 2015.