Is This Okay? • When Does A Halloween Costume Become Offensive
"Where do you draw the line with offensive costumes?"
As Halloween approaches, so do the controversial costumes. On this episode of Is This Okay? we talked about when Halloween costumes become a little too problematic:
Every year it seems there is a new offensive costume and controversy around Halloween.
Instead of policing what people decide to wear, how can we educate them about what makes a costume offensive?
A lot of times you hear "It's just a costume" as an attempt to minimize its effect on others.
Becky even recalled a time when a black friend of hers excused a mutual white friend for doing blackface as a part of their Halloween costume:
We realized this was a deeper issue — it's part of the system we live in that perpetuates stereotypes.
So, If you don't want to offend anyone this Halloween, make sure you do your research.
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Do you think Halloween costumes can be offensive?
vote votesNo, it's just a costume
vote votesAbsolutely, people need to be more sensitive