Party City offers outwardly political costume called ‘The Wall’ for Halloween
All in all you’re just another brick in Trump’s wall.
A recently revealed costume from Halloween mainstay Party City shows brownish bricks adorned with the text, “The Wall.”
This comes less than a year after Donald Trump took office — with rhetoric supporting a divisive border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
Since Trump’s big reveal, many people decried the idea as xenophobic and/or racist.
But that hasn’t stopped costume sellers from capitalizing on the situation.
While the text might certainly rival that of the cover copy for Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” some social media users are still incensed over the allusion to anti-immigration policies — be it directly or indirectly.
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What’s more, news of this peculiar costume comes just weeks after Spirit Halloween revealed its own politically charged outfits: “Agent Wall” and “Border Babe.” They appear to show border patrol agents of both genders sporting questionable attire.
In response to Party City’s efforts with the graffiti-style text “The Wall,” one Twitter user wrote, “If cultural appropriation on Halloween isn’t for you, here’s a directly racist costume straight from @PartyCity.”
While debate swirls over whether the costume relates to Trump’s rhetoric or the iconic rock album, many are still worried about its poor timing.
The rather vague product description for The Wall reads, “Use this Wall Costume for adults to create a unique Halloween look! This tunic has the appearance of a brick wall complete with a red brick pattern and a headline that reads The Wall...”