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"Sexy Anorexia" Halloween Costume Controversy

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    'Sexy Anorexia' Halloween Costume Controversy

    Costume Features Measuring Tape Ribbon Belt, Skeleton-Print Bodysuit


    By Katie McLaughlinCNN

    POSTED: Friday, October 7, 2011

    UPDATED: 7:55 am EDT October 7, 2011

    (CNN) -- It's hard to imagine a deadly disorder being translated into a Halloween costume, let alone a sexy Halloween costume. Just when you thought it couldn't get any more inappropriate than sexy Cookie Monster, a costume has come along that reaches a whole new level of just plain wrong.

    Anna Rexia.

    The Anna Rexia costume features a black bodysuit style dress with a glittery, silk-screened skeleton print, bone headband, heart name tag, measuring tape ribbon belt, and the most shocking accessory of all -- a matching measuring tape choker! We're not sure if the costume manufacturer intended for the choker to be a pun.

    Critics say the costume makes a joke out of a deadly eating disorder. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Up to 10 million females and one million males in the U.S. suffer from diseases such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/halloween/29415398/detail.html
     
  2. 21merc7

    21merc7 New Member

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    I don't get it. Is the costume supposed to be sexy or the girl wearing it? 'Cause to me, that is not an attractive or even cute costume. Was it originally intended to make a statement about how bad anorexia is?
     
  3. JenniferTx

    JenniferTx www.tristatrace.wordpress .com

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    I just think that is a dumb idea for a costume. JMO
     
  4. Velouria

    Velouria Don't Drink the Pinellas Punch!

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    Every Halloween it seems we're presented with at least one costume that sets a new standard for bad taste.

    What's next? A cancer patient costume?

    Any retailer who would carry this thing is not getting my Halloween dollars, that's for sure.
     
  5. Peazzzer

    Peazzzer I hate liars. Hate em.

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    Not funny. Not tasteless. Deadly on so many levels. The shame and struggle w a-n, is almost inpenatrable. If thats not a word, o well. To help these sufferers, has taken me years and I am not an expert. I have sponsored an anorexic for 13 years. She would be devestated-and I dont blame her.
     
  6. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    Some people are just clueless. I think even more stupid than the person who designed this costume is the person who actually pays for it and wears it. That would probably be a mental disorder in itself.
     
  7. rossva

    rossva George Zimmerman: Innocent until proven guilty.

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    As the article states - the costume is from 2007, has been discontinued, and if you can still find it, it's sold by "scant few vendors". It was a slow news day at CNN. Those getting upset at it now are getting all worked up for nothing.
     
  8. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Maybe a slow news day in the Motor City: The link was on a local TV station website ;)
     

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