Caitlyn Jenner-themed Halloween costume for sale on Amazon receives backlash for mocking transgender people
Caitlyn Jenner's Halloween costume has offended many people from the transgender community who believe that the outfit is mocking anyone born in the wrong body.
Caitlyn Jenner's Halloween costume which is for sale on Amazon has received a lot of backlash by several people for mocking transgender people. The 'I am Cait' Halloween costume features a red wig, a USA sports top, a pair of tiny blue shorts, and also two plastic medals.
The outfit was taken off eBay though it is still available on Amazon. Caitlyn who was formerly known as Bruce Jenner became famous in the year 1976 when he won an Olympic medal in the Men's Decathlon Competition. The costume is partly in reference to he athletic past while the wig mocks her present. The 'I am Cait' costume has been advertised online along with the caption, "Show your love for Caitlyn Jenner with this awesome adult costume".
As though the transgender community isn’t under assault enough, this “I Am Cait” Halloween costume is for sale on Amazon. pic.twitter.com/ccZPqU5ad3— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) October 23, 2018
One buyer wrote a review which read, "All in all this is a perfect one-time costume that will be great for many laughs out in West Hollywood". However, transgender communities and charities have asked for the costume to be taken down as it mocks all those who feel like they are in the wrong body. A spokesperson for the National charity Stonewall said, "This is a reminder of how much is left to do to combat the abuse trans people face every day. This costume reduces a marginalized group to the butt of a joke. It should be taken off the shelves".
Dr. Jane Hamlin who is the president of the Beaumont Society which is a support group in the UK shared to the Metro, "The transgender community has been getting quite a battering in the media recently because we would like to have autonomy over our own identities. We have become accustomed to insensitive mockery but had hoped that cisgender people had become tired of such stunts and realized that it is not funny. No one chooses to be trans. I am disappointed that anyone would want to sell this, and hope that no one will want to buy it".
In the year 2014, Bruce ended up splitting up with his wife Kris Jenner and announced a year later that he had decided to become a woman. In 2017, the 68-year-old had a full sex reassignment surgery becoming Caitlyn Jenner.
Caitlyn is now seen a lot with 22-year-old Sophia Hutchins and though the pair has previously denied that their relationship is romantic, they seem inseparable. In an interview Variety, Caitlyn shared, "We are not going to get into that. But we are very close. We do a lot of things together. We're kind of inseparable. We're the best of friends". In Jenner's show 'I am Cait', she stated, "If there was a female in my life, it would be more like a friendship than it would be a serious relationship".