10 Halloween Costumes Scaring Up Controversy in 2018

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October 24th, 2018 – Halloween celebrations have a lengthy history, and while we don’t carry on all of the traditions, by and large October 31st comes and goes with the same shenanigans every year. We dress up, we ask for candy, we play pranks and, depending on your age, we sometimes feel sick the following day from candy or alcohol overload. Every year also brings another scary tradition: costume controversy.

If you thought the debate over what’s acceptable and what’s offensive to wear for Halloween was over, just take a look at Megyn Kelly. The NBC host stirred the pot once more when she questioned what was wrong with wearing blackface on Halloween during her morning show yesterday. Kelly claimed that blackface was OK when she was a kid as long as you were dressing up as a character.

After a day of online outrage, Kelly apologized for her comments saying “I was wrong…I learned that given the history of blackface being used in awful ways by racists in this country, it is not okay for that to be part of any costume, Halloween or otherwise.” Despite the apology, people continued to wonder how, in 2018, somebody could be so OK with blackface but so outraged with black Santa.

Kelly isn’t alone in causing frights of a different variety. Year after year, retail manufacturers face mounting pressure to remove costumes deemed offensive. In past years, Walmart, Amazon and Target have all yanked controversial costumes from their stores. Just last month, Yandy pulled their “Sexy Handmaid’s Tale” costume after the remixed red robe upset costume shoppers.

Take a look at some of the most controversial costumes from Halloweens gone by, and ones we’re guessing may cause some problems this weekend.

Creeper Things

10 Controversial Costumes To Spook Up Your Halloween

Time’s Up On These Costumes

10 Controversial Costumes To Spook Up Your Halloween
10 Controversial Costumes To Spook Up Your Halloween

Frankly Not A Great Idea

10 Controversial Costumes To Spook Up Your Halloween

Keeping Up With The Kostumes

10 Controversial Costumes To Spook Up Your Halloween

Cultural Costumes

10 Controversial Costumes To Spook Up Your Halloween

Orange Is The New Black(face)

10 Controversial Costumes To Spook Up Your Halloween

Abort!

10 Controversial Costumes To Spook Up Your Halloween

Malaysian Airlines Crew

10 Controversial Costumes To Spook Up Your Halloween

Boston Marathon Costume Bombs

10 Controversial Costumes To Spook Up Your Halloween

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