Illegal Alien Costume Gets Yanked From Store Shelves for Being Offensive
It turns out illegal alien Halloween costumes aren't even welcome in Arizona -- or America for that matter.
Two different "illegal alien" Halloween costumes have been yanked off the shelves of retail stores because consumers say they are offensive.
As far as we know, the removal of the costumes wasn't the result of our wily sheriff and one of his infamous crime-suppression sweeps, and they haven't been deported or taken to Tent City.
Target, Amazon, Toys R Us, and Walgreens all pulled the plug on the costumes nationally and Tucson-based Halloween store, Spirit Halloween, is following suit.
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One of the costumes is an orange prison jumpsuit with the words "Illegal Alien" printed on the front and came with a space-alien mask. The other is an alien mask with a mustache and a worker's hat.
Unfortunately, no pink underwear came with the jumpsuit, but controversy certainly did.
People began complaining that the costumes were insensitive to the immigration issue, which if you hadn't noticed, is sort of a hot-button issue here in the Grand Canyon State, and the retail stores caved to the pressure to remove them.
Derechos Humanos, a Tucson-based human rights group, call the costumes offensive and insulting.
In contrast, we call them the materials necessary to give the Joe Arpaio the most horrifying Halloween of long life.
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