This Halloween Costume Just Got Banned From Shops & It's Kinda Obvious Why

17 October 2017, 12:31 | Updated: 15 November 2018, 15:20

Halloween Costume Banned
James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

Walmart have removed the outfit which is still available to buy on Amazon after hundreds of online complaints.

Another day, another terrible Halloween costume getting rightly removed from the shelves.

An outift listed on various websites as 'Anne Frank' cosplay has been taken down from various stores after widespread outrage online.

The Halloween Spot

Anne Frank was, of course, a victim of the holocaust during World War II who's diary was later published and is still studied in school classrooms worldwide today.

The costume was first spotted on website The Halloween Spot as an evacuee outfit but, according to Metro, Escapade, FunCostumes, and Amazon listed it as an Anne Frank costume.


The regional director of the Anti-Defamation League's Arizona office, Carlos Galindo-Elvira, soon weighed in stating that "We should not trivialize her memory as a costume".

Meanwhile, a PR representative for FunCostumes also released a statement through Twitter explaining that the outfit had been intended for educational purposes:


At the time of writing, the costume has been removed from the likes of Walmart but is still on display in a few places including Amazon. Basically, in case it isn't already obvious, you should really try and avoid all WWII references on Halloween. Someone send a memo to all these websites too...

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