In things that literally make us go, “UGH,” there’s officially a Stranger Things “sexy” Eleven Halloween costume. As in Eleven, the female child prominently featured in the series. Like we said, UGH.
This isn’t the first tasteless costume we’ve seen this year: There’s a “The Wall” costume currently on the market that makes light of the very real and very scary immigration situation in our country. But the “sexy” Eleven costume is disturbing and problematic in a whole other way — it sexualizes a character who is very much still below any legal age of consent and who is still very clearly a kid.
Here’s the costume in question:
Notice the much shorter dress, the higher knee socks, and the heels.
Luckily, the people of the internet are not here for this.
We’re unsure who “greenlit” this costume into existence, but we hope that the public condemnation leads them to pull it from shelves — and hopefully leads them to be much more careful and considerate the next time around.
It surprises us (almost) that there are still so many Halloween fails regarding offensive and insensitive costumes. On the bright side, the simple fact that people voice their outrage at brands and vendors when offensive costumes materialize is a step in the right direction, and we firmly believe it will help change things for the better.
So if you see something insensitive or just not okay this year, never be afraid to raise your voice (in person or on the Twitter-sphere).
h/t Teen Vogue