PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Several Halloween retailers have unveiled a new “Call Me Caitlyn” costume and as you can imagine it’s causing quite a controversy.
The costume includes a white corset, matching shorts and a sash that says “Call Me Caitlyn.”
A petition has been started on Change.org to stop production of the costume by Spirit Halloween. It calls the costume Transphobic.
The petition has garnered nearly 3,000 supporters.
“To make a costume out of a marginalized identity reduces that person and community to a stereotype for privileged people to abuse,” the petition said in part.
The petition added: “In this case, if you follow through with production of a Caitlyn Jenner costume, cisgender people will purchase it to make fun of her and our community.”
Jenner was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair earlier this year with a photograph shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.