Amazon forced to remove ‘lady boy’ Halloween costume
Amazon has been forced to remove the “tastelessly brilliant” costume after a host of complaints form users.
The site was selling the costume for £28.99, with added extras including a “fabric male genitalia” at the front.
However, customers of the site were quick to attack Amazon’s decision to sell such “an offensive piece of tat.”
“It’s the 21st century not the 1970’s; transgender people have a hard enough time as it is without this kind of ridicule,” the review continued.
“I assume that a company of your size has an all inclusive policy of respect for all it’s staff, regardless of gender, disability, sexual orientation etc.
“It’s just a pity that it does not apply these standards to it’s products. This sort of rubbish drags Amazon’s name into the gutter,” the user added.
“If it were possible to leave less than one star I would. I would leave minus 5 stars,” another said
“This ‘costume; is repugnant, despicable, and down right offensive.”
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The costume has since been removed – after Amazon received hundreds of complaints from users threatening to boycott the site.
Earlier this year, a similar costume based on Caitlyn Jenner also caused outrage online.
Caitlyn Jenner garnered global praise earlier this year, after she bravely came out as transgender on the cover of Vanity Fair – instantly becoming a role model for trans communities all over the world.
However, a costume company decided to take advantage of the situation by mocking the star’s transition – offering customers the chance to indulge in a little “Vanity” of their own.