Petition Launched Against ‘Transphobic’ Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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There is now a petition against the Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume because some find it “transphobic” and harmful to the transgender community.

The costume is a recreation of Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover where the 65-year-old wore a white corset bodysuit and told people to call him “Caitlyn.”

Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume

(Photo: Spirit Halloween)

There’s also a version of Jenner as an Olympic athlete.

Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume

(Photo: Spirit Halloween)

“Caitlyn Jenner is a hero and celebrated in modern day culture, but that doesn’t excuse the exploitation and transphobia you’ll be committing this Halloween,” the petition reads.

“To make a costume out of a marginalized identity reduces that person and community to a stereotype for privileged people to abuse.”

“At a time when trans women and GNC folx, especially black trans women, are being murdered at such a high rate, and homelessness, unemployment, and inaccessbility to healthcare run rampant in our community, making fun of one or all of us is utterly insensitive and deplorable.” (VIDEO: Caitlyn Jenner Criticized By Transgender Friends For Conservative Views)

Photos of Bruce Jenner as woman Caitlyn Jenner

(Photo: Reuters)

Spirit Halloween said the costume wasn’t negative.

“Caitlyn Jenner has proven to be the most important real-life superhero of the year, and Spirit Halloween is proud to carry the costume that celebrates her,” a rep said in a statement.

So far 7,300 people have signed the petition, which you can read in full here. (RELATED: Caitlyn Jenner: ‘Trans People Serving In The Military Is A Great Idea’)