October 15, 2013, - 3:38 pm
On Sunday, I checked out the Halloween City store in Farmington Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. I went there mostly because I’d never gone inside one of these temporary stores that pop up for a month or two before Halloween, and I wanted to see what it was like. But I was kind of disturbed by one of the “costumes” the store featured under the sign, “TEEN.”
No, it wasn’t one of the many trashy costumes of maids, nurses, prostitutes, and what have you that are typically found at all of these costume places. Those are old hat, and the store wasn’t consciously suggesting those costumes for teens (though I’m sure it sells plenty of those to young teens, anyway). The costume I found objectionable was this one I took photos of below. Yes, it’s just a t-shirt, but it’s not just any t-shirt. It depicts the costume that America’s Skank-In-Chief Miley Cyrus wore in her highly sexual twerking appearance with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards about a month ago. And on top of it, there’s that foam finger that Ms. Virus used as a sex toy.
Since Halloween City has the sign, “TEEN,” above the display, I ask you: you want your 13- or 14-year-old girl wearing that costume so she can let the world know she’s “open for business”? You do realize that the tongue stuck out on the animal depicted (and Cyrus’ now forever tongue stuck out pose for cameras) symbolizes oral sex, right? It would be more intellectually honest if you had your kid dress up as a hooker.
I realize that all kinds of people–adults and kids–go to these Halloween stores to buy all kinds of costumes. And Halloween City’s front window has signs reading both “KIDS COSTUMES” and “SEXY COSTUMES.”
The problem is that Halloween City apparently thinks these two categories are interchangeable.
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