You Knew It Was Coming, The Halloween Whore Rants…

… Brace yourselves, it’s Halloween. Time for the slutty costume rants. In today’s news:

Following accusations from parents that Walmart was sexualizing toddlers by offering a “Naughty Leopard” Halloween costume for little girls, the retail giant stopped selling the item, both in stores and online, on Thursday.

“We apologize to customers who may have been offended by the name of the costume and we are pulling the costume from our shelves,” a Walmart spokesperson confirmed for Yahoo Shine.

“What sort of parent buys a costume like this for their little girl? What sort of mind designs it?” was one of the many critical comments flooding Twitter on the topic this week. Others called it “inappropriate” and “horrible.”

Bloggers also went wild, with Pop Sugar noting, “Halloween costumes are supposed to be scary, cute, and sometimes funny. But a ‘Naughty Leopard’ toddler costume that made its way onto Walmart’s shelves is downright disturbing.”

Outrage! Boycott Walmart! Torch something! Write all the indignant rants!

Wait. What? That’s the costume? Where’s the “naughty” or the “leopard” for that matter?

How strange that so much focus is awarded to preserving our kid’s innocence during Halloween considering all the whorish clothes young girls wear the other 364 days of the year.

That “naughty” little number Walmart banned is actually quite tame in comparison to some of the trash I’ve seen girls wearing to school or church.

Short shorts. Skin tight jeans. See-through yoga pants and leggings, worn as pants for crying out loud. When you stop and consider the barrage of sluttery one witnesses daily the hoopla associated with Halloween costumes seems like puritanical hysteria.

It’s our moral inconsistency that is preventing us from being taken seriously.

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  • Suburbanbanshee

    I think what happened was just a typo at the costume company. “Naughty Leopard” is probably really some slutty adult costume with leopard print and strategic holes. This is probably “Pretty Black Kitty” or “Bad Luck Kitty” or something similar. The person making the costume description covers got lazy and used the wrong name. Since the feline part was right, everybody let it pass. Of course, in my scenario, this wouldn’t have happened if they hadn’t had an adult costume division…. but Walmart’s buyers should have caught it.

    Alternately, the costume company is Chinese, only does children’s costumes, and knows nothing of the now-adult implications of the name — in which case, Walmart’s buyers should have caught it and warned the company to change the name.

    So yeah, blame everybody and Walmart’s buyers too.

    • Dillon T. McCameron

      Or they could be using “naughty” in the mischievous sense. Ill-behaved trickster for Halloween. As opposed to the suggestive connotations that’d be applied to costumes for children, oh, six years older?

    • perpper

      Chinese, you betcha.

  • Barbara Fryman

    Would they be so mad if the model was sitting on a step?

  • Billiamo

    I think the transformation of Halloween to Slutoween will become a marker of the general decline . . .

  • Roseanna Hatke

    I happened to be passing our local public high school yesterday as they were dismissed to the day. I think they might think every day is Halloween. I guess I did not realize that kids went to school in their pajamas.

  • Michael O’Keefe

    What disturbed me about this particular story was the conflation of “naughty” with something sexual. So now when I tell my grandson he’s being naughty I’m pornographizing him? Perhaps the naughty leopard won’t eat her vegetables. Perhaps the naughty leopard won’t stay down at nap time. I think the hoopla indicates that Wal-mart patron watch too much porn.

  • Eugene Edward Yeo

    You know… I’m a healthy male. I sit up front to sing with the little old ladies in the Choir. And ladies… please talk to each other about the whole yoga pants/leggings thing. It is INCREDIBLY distracting to be trying to meditate on the glory of Christ and see an outstanding backside with cloth painted on in front of you.

    And I know. I’ve heard it. “I don’t *WEAR* it for *YOU*. And I don’t care if it’s true or not. You’re distracting the weaker members of the congregation from the path to holiness, and causing them (read: ME) to stumble. Please stop it.


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