Petition Started To Ban Production Of ‘Call Me Caitlyn’ Halloween Costume (Via KDKA Pittsburgh)

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 websites, WholesaleHalloweenCostumes.com and AnytimeCostumes.com, are selling the costume they say is modeled after the ensemble Caitlyn Jenner wore on the cover of Vanity Fair earlier this year.

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.

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