Noooo, why? Why, Internet? Why would you do this?
Over the past few years, Halloween evolved from being a time for children to trick-or-treat and teens to TP their principals' lawns to being an opportunity for adults to wear horrible versions of topical news trends.
In the past, we've seen people don blackface to mimic characters from “Orange Is the New Black,” dress in sexy ebola nurse costumes and even spend their awful Halloweens dressed as passengers from MH370.
Halloween is now the worst, and it just got more awful, thanks to AnytimeCostumes.com and its Call Me Caitlyn Unisex Adult Costume.
The website's description of the outfit reads,
Everyone has seen Vanity Fair's popular July cover, so you'll be easily recognized this Halloween when you dress up in the Call Me Caitlyn Unisex Adult Costume. With the items in the set, you'll be able to emulate her picture perfect look for the upcoming party this year. Included are a white padded top and matching shorts as well as a brunette wig so that you can dress as the softer side of the popular Olympian. A sash that says 'call me Caitlyn' also comes with the set so that there will be no mistaking who you are dressed as this Halloween. You probably won't break any Twitter records when you wear this outfit like Caitlyn did when she first made her account, but you'll be sure to get a few laughs out of your friends and the other guests at the get together.
Spirit Halloween's PR and marketing head, Trisha Lombardo, told NY Daily News,
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.
Expert turd-polishing, Spirit Halloween.
In Spirit Halloween's defense, the company reportedly did have some misgivings about the outfit, and there was some internal conversation about whether or not it was appropriate.
I mean, the store eventually did decide to cash in on making a reprehensible costume poking fun at a brave woman's decision to be true to herself while simultaneously being an inspiration to members of the LGBT community worldwide. But you know, the store talked about maybe not doing it, so all's good.
The Internet is rightfully angry at the costume.
i shit you not there is a Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume, how disgusting to take the piss out of someone who did something very brave. — Flame Princess. (@Tylaisonfire) August 25, 2015
Just saw the Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume. America, your chill, where has it gone? — Neiman Marcus (@_neimanmarcus) August 25, 2015
Really sad that Caitlyn Jenner is projected to be the # 1 costume this Halloween. Her identity is not a costume or a joke — jenny lee (@fromtheblockk) August 25, 2015
Here's my advice: If you're going to dress as Caitlyn Jenner this Halloween, you should probably try jumping into a dumpster fire instead.