Halloween Fat Suits

UPDATE 11/1/11: The OAC would like to thank all of you who responded to this issue. We greatly appreciate your dedication and support to the “Bias Busters.”

Here you will see an online Halloween costume distributor that sells various “fat-suits” as costumes for the public. To the right, is a sample of one of the costumes. This costume is called “Inflatable 80s Workout Costume.”

Biases/Stigma
  • An individual is mocking someone who is affected by obesity.
  • The idea of obesity is being marketed as a Halloween costume. No other disease is treated as such.
  • This teaches adults and children that it is acceptable to mock individuals affected by obesity.
Share Your Opinion!

If you feel this example is offensive toward individuals affected by obesity and would like to express your comments to HalloweenCostumes.com, please contact them through the following:

Email
www.halloweencostumes.com/contact-us.asp

Phone: 507-386-8388
Fax: 507-386-0517

Mailing Address
2080 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003



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