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Amazon under fire for transphobic Halloween Caitlyn Jenner costume

Amazon under fire for transphobic Halloween Caitlyn Jenner costume

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Amazon has come under fire for a transphobic Halloween Caitlyn Jenner costume.

The Halloween costume comes as a set, with a jersey top, pair of shorts, brunette wig, Olympic medal and removable marathon number.’

The product name is: ‘[Dead name] Caitlyn Jenner Olympian I Am Cait Adult Costume’.

The costume is £26.52 ($34.24) and is polyester and synthetic fiber.

Amazon Caitlyn Jenner halloween costume
Amazon Caitlyn Jenner halloween costume – Gay Star News redacted the dead name. | Photo: Screenshot / Amazon website

Caitlyn Jenner is yet to publicly comment on the costume, but transgender charities say the costume is transphobic.

A spokesperson from the UK charity Stonewall said: ‘This is a reminder of how much is left to do to combat the abuse trans people face every day.

‘This costume reduces a marginalized group to the butt of a joke,’ the spokesperson said.

The Caitlyn Jenner costume also appeared on eBay but the online auction site has since removed it.

A spokesperson from eBay said: ‘This item is absolutely not permitted and the seller will be contacted directly.’

Caitlyn Jenner backflips on support for Donald Trump

Caitlyn Jenner publicly came out as transgender in 2014. During this time, she was a longtime Republican and vocal advocate for President Donald Trump.

But she’s since changed her mind.

She recently said: ‘As far as trans issues, this administration has been the worst ever.

‘They’ve set our community back 20 years, easily. It’s going to be hard to change, but we’ve been through these types of things before and we’ll continue to fight it,’ she said.

A recent Trump administration leaked memo also detailed plans to legally erase transgender people.

Jenner posted to Twitter yesterday with the message: ‘Trans people won’t be erased.’

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