Halloween is a dark, twisted holiday, one that requires equally dark and twisted Halloween costumes. Some people turn to morbid costumes that depict zombies or other ghouls, but there are others that love to push the edge of social acceptance. For those edgy individuals, here’s a list of the top controversial costumes for 2011 Halloween.
This bodacious bombshell of a costume comes equipped with loads of controversy. As the name hints, this costume embodies anorexia nervosa – you know, the eating disorder that leads to more deaths than any other mental disorder. Of course, if you glanced at it quickly, you would think it’s a sexy skeleton costume, not an eating disorder. Outside of the name, there isn’t much to be offended about. It really depends on whether you can stomach the joke.
Immigrant activists were not too happy with this grey-skinned, orange jumpsuit-wearing extraterrestrial. Take a gander at the item in his hand: a green card. When this costume came under criticism, William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration, said, “The only people getting upset are the hyper-sensitive, over-politically correct, pro-amnesty, illegal alien-supporting nuts.” Yup, this costume definitely reeks of controversy. Perfect!
Equipped with loads of negative stereotypes, the Kung Fool costume has come under heavy attention of various Asian-American groups, who openly declare this costume as racist. I mean, it doesn’t take a genius to see all of those stereotypes. They’re right there – displayed in latex that easily fits over your head and allows for comfortable breathing. Just be careful not to run into someone who knows actual Kung Fu. They may kick your ass.
Ah, Vato Loco, the crazy mask that spawned so much controversy within the Latino community. Honestly, what can we say about Vato Loco? We created it! One only has to look at the mask to see why someone would get angry – teardrop, spider web tattoo, bandanna, and the list goes on and on. Similar to the Kung Fool costume, this one was called out for being racist and reinforcing negative stereotypes. We’ll let you be the judge.
This costume is exploding with controversial potential! Get it? Exploding with controversial potential – the kid’s wearing a vest of explosives. No? Still don’t get it? Here, let me explain further: it’s a child wearing an explosive vest. Still don’t get it? Hm, let me try one more time: child, explosive vest, your family’s dead. Are we getting through to you? Great, I thought the terrorists won for a moment there.