So we’ve been told that dressing like Elsa from “Frozen” this Halloween is problematic because it idealizes white standards of beauty while dressing as Disney’s Moana is culturally insensitive and appropriative.
For those who have nixed those ideas and are still having trouble finding just the right costume for Halloween, AJ+, a channel run by Al Jazeera, is here to help with a list of sociologist-backed Halloween no-no’s.
We spoke to a sociologist about avoiding cultural appropriation in your Halloween costume. pic.twitter.com/Hd2f4YQ5r7
— AJ+ (@ajplus) October 29, 2017
Please for the love of God. Stop.
Just stop. https://t.co/BUle5f4HFm
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) October 30, 2017
Thanks for that fun police. https://t.co/SNBGtHuK51
— David Atkins (@DavidAtkins42) October 29, 2017
R.I.P., Halloween. https://t.co/FIvQPUEziB
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 30, 2017
I swear to the life of me this wasn't a problem when i was a kid. https://t.co/vZJkJLjh5z
— Heat (2-3)? (@HeatLifer1995) October 30, 2017
Impossible this was done seriously or I grew up on another planet https://t.co/Lp5CcrvRXa
— Alan Priest (@alanjpriest) October 31, 2017
Qatar state media would like to lecture you on Halloween, which they would likely prosecute you for there https://t.co/2K36l8LwXt
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) October 30, 2017
You wear whatever Halloween costume you WANT. If we leave it up to these Nancy’s there will be no fun left in this world. https://t.co/jZWlKWsvSg
— ?The?Foo? (@PolitiBunny) October 31, 2017
Here's a tip for all of you who love dressing up for Halloween:
Do what you want and ignore anyone who has a problem with it!
-Dr. Smashed https://t.co/nezq4dXM6C
— Mario? (@Smashed) October 30, 2017
I’m going out as a trans Arab who believes in a flat earth https://t.co/LnVa9FhmqT
— Sean (@SeanWats) October 30, 2017
— Right Match (@rightmatchapp) October 30, 2017
If a costume makes people I know uncomfortable, I would be VERY surprised. Simply because my people aren't of the complete wuss variety. https://t.co/PVb8TW5k2v
— AnneMaga (@AnneCLindsay) October 30, 2017
Selective moral outrage is what this is.
This lady is where fun goes to die. https://t.co/36jlAuRSnE
— ? V ? (@vannsmole) October 29, 2017
This woman should be banned from civilized society. https://t.co/CtIAC0aF4B
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) October 31, 2017
Point to me, on this doll, where the Moana costume hurt you. https://t.co/DukxS1fRz7
— Rob (@IamRob81) October 30, 2017
Sheesh. <eye roll> https://t.co/iKKB3fX8s5
— Jennifer Woodruff (@jenny_woodruff) October 30, 2017
Wow. You guys are some serious assholes. https://t.co/qQBnVhwK8H
— Trent Battle (@thetrentbattle) October 30, 2017
It’s ok. Dress up as whatever you want fam https://t.co/YwU1gBM36H
— Lord Of The Pugs 2️⃣ (@4_tunes_kookie) October 30, 2017
It’s simple: wear whatever you want without worrying about cultural appropriation, because that’s bullshit. ? https://t.co/v9zNwqRVQ3
— Justin Serna (@realJustinSerna) October 29, 2017
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Cosmopolitan tries to put the kibosh on white girls dressing like Disney's Moana https://t.co/n28UI7m7GE
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 24, 2017
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