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In today's edition of "the world is a horrible place," Spirit Halloween stores will be selling Caitlyn Jenner costumes this year -- because it wouldn't be Halloween without tasteless marketing gimmicks.
Seeing as how Caitlyn's already been at the center of a lot of transmisogyny and straight-up hate for just being herself, this is multiple levels of fucked up-ness, not least because tasteless costumes tend to be the norm at Halloween and it's pretty likely that most of the purchases will be done by "jokesters" rather than people looking to make a serious tribute to a transperson's journey.
However, Spirit HQ is defending the costume, as PR and marketing head Trisha Lombardo said, "Caitlyn Jenner has proven to be the most important real-life superhero of the year, and Spirit Halloween is proud to carry the costume that celebrates her." Since we all know that ass-covering "intentions" means everything's okay.
Can't we all just do a Minions look and call it a day?
[h/t Dazed and Confused]