Ebola Halloween Costumes Cause Controversy
With Halloween two weeks away, stores are ramping up their supply of this year’s most popular costumes. Among the “Frozen” Elsas and “Guardians of the Galaxy” Groots, you may find another costume aimed at jumping on trends. Ebola-themed costumes are now popping up at stores. It may look similar to last year’s popular “Breaking Bad” costume of a fake HAZMAT suit. The yellow suit, some complete with gas mask and respirator, are flying off shelves. Meanwhile, others are calling it insensitive.
“I don’t think they’re thinking about the families and the victims,” said Mikhael Gilmore of Dallas Texas.
For $79.99 you can get the HAZMAT suit from brandsonsale.com. A search of Amazon.com provides cheaper alternatives.
Some costumes take the more graphic route of portraying a dramatized version of an Ebola patient, but they look more like something out of “The Walking Dead.” A google image search will offer plenty of examples.