It’s almost time for Halloween, which means it’s time for loads ands loads of drama regarding problematic Halloween costumes and decorations. From racist costumes to sexist costumes to just all around bad ideas, it’s the season for trick-or-treating and for the worst kind of nonsense, and this inappropriate Halloween decoration, the Scary Peeper Creeper, is seriously *so* awful.
One concerned mother and teacher spoke out against the prop sold at a Canada-based Home Depot, which is a life-like image of a hooded person staring into a window. Seriously, it’s really so absurd that someone ever thought this was a good idea.
I mean. Come on:
Breanne Hunt-Wells spoke out against the inappropriate Halloween decoration, saying,
At the end of the day, “peeping Toms” aren’t funny. They’re freaking horrifying, especially considering that those crimes can, and do, escalate to things like assault. The under-researched crime does real damage, and decorations like this desensitize us to the issue by trying to turn it into a joke.
Home Depot apologized, saying,
They continued, explaining,
Hunt-Wells is relieved that Home Depot recognized the error of their ways.
“I would say to people that say ‘it’s just a joke’ there are a lot of things in our society that have been just a joke over time,” she said. “Racial jokes, cultural jokes. It takes some talking and thinking to realize that maybe we need to be more sensitive. The people that commit this crime are not harmless people.”
TG for this incredible woman for speaking up about this inappropriate Halloween decoration. So not okay.