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Is This Okay? • When Does A Halloween Costume Become Offensive

"Where do you draw the line with offensive costumes?"

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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:

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Every year it seems there is a new offensive costume and controversy around Halloween.

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Instead of policing what people decide to wear, how can we educate them about what makes a costume offensive?

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A lot of times you hear "It's just a costume" as an attempt to minimize its effect on others.

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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:

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We realized this was a deeper issue — it's part of the system we live in that perpetuates stereotypes.

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So, If you don't want to offend anyone this Halloween, make sure you do your research.

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  1. Do you think Halloween costumes can be offensive?

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    No, it's just a costume
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    Absolutely, people need to be more sensitive
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