Say My Name Tove Styrke
11 October 2017, 12:37
She is a CHILD.
PSA: Just because it's Halloween doesn't mean you've got a free pass to be racist or problematic.
People often use the excuse of Halloween to be controversial AF for the lols. Actual stores and online outlets have often catered to the controversy but this year, there seems to be even more unacceptable outfits than before and one in particular has really pissed off the internet.
Chances are, you've probably thought about dressing up as one of the kids from Stranger Things, haven't you? Well, whatever you do, don't turn it into something sexual. The controversial outfit in question is "sexy Eleven" - renamed "Sexy Upside Honey" for maximum sexiness - and is being sold online by HalloweenCostumes.com. People are calling it "disgusting."
Why are people pissed off? Um, well... Eleven is a CHILD and yes, she may be a fictional character but Millie Bobby Brown, the 13-year-old actress who portrays her on the show is also still very much a child. Many people are finding it quite jarring and disturbing to see the character, who is well under the age of consent, be sexualised in such a way.
to anyone thinking of going as Sexy Eleven from stranger things for halloween pic.twitter.com/iTvOoqVXuQ— keeks (@kearacal) October 11, 2017
I thought we could do a year without an offensive Halloween costume but now there's a "Sexy Eleven" from Stranger Things. Erm she's a child.— Shelboo! (@Shelbykinsxo) October 10, 2017
good evening to everyone except the person who made a sexy Eleven from Stranger Things costume and named it "Upside Down Honey" pic.twitter.com/xOL9BRVsie— JennaFan (@HausofDuzzi) September 18, 2017
whomstdve thought it was an appropriate or good idea to make a sexy eleven costume.... lmao yall r disgusting— mar (@BIANGELUS) October 11, 2017
wtf? a ‘sexy eleven costume’ MILLIE IS 13 AND FILMING ST SHE WAS 12! sexualizing someone who is that young is disgusting. please stop. pic.twitter.com/s21GjLYjvZ— spoopy josie (@josiewolfhard) October 11, 2017
It's not the first time the internet has been calling out other people and brands for sexualising the kids from Stranger Things. Just recently, the internet was disgusted to find out that certain people had been sexualising Finn Wolfhard for his role as Richie Tozier in IT. Earlier this year, Insider was dragged online after throwing Millie Bobby Brown on the Worst Dressed list - for not wearing a dress that moulded to her body.