Kim Kardashian's Surrogate Halloween Costumes Are Really Not OK
It's finally Halloween month, witches!! The greatest month out of all of the months has finally made its long-awaited debut, and I don't know about you, but I'm getting freaking pumped for Halloween 2017. I'm already planning my whole weekend's worth of costumes, but you know what I will definitely, 100 percent, never ever be dressing as? Anything that's remotely related to all of the Kardashian/Jenner pregnancy rumors. Why? Because it's crazy messed up. In a new trailer for the upcoming season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian confirmed she and Kanye West are having another baby. She does not flat-out say they've hired a surrogate, like the rumors say, but she notably says "we're having a baby" instead of "I'm pregnant." Many have taken this as the confirmation they need that tells them Kardashian and West have indeed hired a surrogate to carry their third child. But guys, Kim Kardashian's surrogate costumes are not an OK thing to be for Halloween.
We've already touched on this in reference to Kylie Jenner's reported pregnancy, so it's necessary to explain why dressing as a pregnant Kim Kardashian or her alleged surrogate for Halloween isn't OK either. Note: These are the same reasons dressing as pregnant Khloé Kardashian also isn't an OK idea. So take notes, fam.
Dressing up as a celebrity for Halloween is fair game. Imitating their iconic looks as part of a costume is 100 percent an OK thing to do, and you'll slay in whatever you wear (as long as it's not offensive, don't be mean). But the difference between dressing as Kim Kardashian and dressing as Kim Kardashian's surrogate is that you'll be capitalizing on and making fun of a serious thing that's happening in her family's life right now.
Try to put yourself in her shoes: You and your significant other have been trying to have a baby and ultimately decided it was best for you to have a child through a surrogate. That surrogate costs thousands of dollars. You're over the moon about your baby on the way, but then your friends and family (or worse, complete strangers) decide to mock you by dressing up as you and your SO for Halloween, completely disregarding everything you went through in order to get to where you are. Would you think it's funny? Probably not.
The same thing goes for Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian. Doing group costumes where you and your friends dress as pregnant Kylie, pregnant Khloé, and Kim and her surrogate would just be making fun of these women who are going through huge moments in their lives, if all the pregnancy rumors are true. I can already hear you saying, "But they're celebrities! This is what they sign up for!" No, it's not. Fame doesn't exempt you from the right to privacy. And I can hear you adding, "But they're the Kardashians! They don't care how people are talking about them as long as people talk about them!" Again, not accurate. People having a life in the public eye — no matter how they got famous — does not automatically strip them from the right to live a private life, and most definitely not make them "deserve" to go through major life experiences that are then ridiculed by thousands.
But alas, people on Twitter are still saying they'll be dressing as Kardashian and her alleged surrogate or pregnant Kylie or Khloé.
But guys, please don't make this your costume. If you really want to be a Kardashian/Jenner for Halloween, just recreate some of their iconic looks instead of mocking their alleged pregnancies. There are literally so many other options. It might seem funny and harmless to you, but there's a big chance the women you're imitating won't find it funny.
And since we're already on the topic, it's worth noting that a "sexy" pregnant Kylie Jenner costume exists, and it's the worst. Not only does this costume mock the 20-year-old's reported pregnancy (which, by now, you should understand is a no-no), but it also sexualizes it. I don't often say "I can't even" to things anymore, but I can't even with this.
Plus, since it seems inevitable that many people are going to dress as a pregnant Kylie Jenner, pregnant Khloé Kardashian, Kim K and her surrogate, or all of the above anyway, your costume won't even be original. And who wants that?