Halloween costume - funny or offensive

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Medic - posted on 11/04/2011

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I personally think its cute, I was one of those that spent many halloweens dressed as a hobo. I think that if your going to say its poking fun of or mocking what makes it ok to go as a dr, cop, nurse? Is it because that is a socially acceptable job? Kids and adults make fun of and mock celebrities, is that ok because they are rich? We dress up as murderers, death, and fake zombies, what makes that ok? I just think its a little hypocritical to allow only one "class" of people to be mirrored.

Krista - posted on 11/04/2011

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I don't think it's really cute or funny. Offensive...I don't know. But yeah, it's kind of tasteless. What's next...painting your kid with fake bruises and having him go as an abused child for Halloween?

Wendy - posted on 11/04/2011

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I lmfao....very funny ...i dont think its insensitive just see it as it is intended....we all need to laugh at ourselfs sometimes...how can we be offended we dress them up like Zombies,The devil,ghosts,witches,goblins and if i remember corectly i dressed as a bum when i was younger

Jeannette - posted on 11/04/2011

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I know I'm posting after Halloween...when I fist saw this, I was on another site and I literally chuckled when I saw it. I am not offended, but I would not have dressed my kid like this. I have a bigger problem with all of the costumes for teen girls that make them all look as if they HAVE to be the slutty version of whatever they are going as. Really? My kids end up putting together their own costumes because neither daughter wants to look like they can be had for a price.

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I agree with Jennifer. I spent several years as a real life homeless person, and despite that, I can see the humor in it. If you've lived it, you HAVE to see the humor in it or you'd go insane....not to say being homeless hasn't pushed a few over the sanity line, but it doesn't have to.

Like Jennifer said, if it's okay to spoof a doctor, nurse, cop, or fireman, it's okay to spoof a homeless person. It's cute. Especially in this climate where we are all so close to becoming a homeless person carrying a sign--it can be good to look at it and think "It's not SO bad." Plus, it does bring attention to the problem of homelessness and perhaps it will make people stop for a minute and think about the homeless and how to help them instead of just feel sorry for them and be thankful they're not one of them. Those people irk me--the ones who feel so sorry for the homeless but don't do a thing to actually help. Sorry, off my box now :)

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Tara - posted on 11/07/2011

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I find it offensive and in very bad taste. It could be worse but really it is distasteful to say the least.

Brittany - posted on 11/07/2011

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This is not as bad as the woman who works for TMZ who dressed as a Dead Whore Caylee Anthony.

Brittany - posted on 11/07/2011

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I live on the Gulf Coast in Alabama and I drove over to Pensacola to purchase some ferret food, line to make a clothes line with and some more stuff to make my own laundry soap. Before I reached my destination I drove past 20 or more homeless people.

I began to understand that I am one step away from being on the streets with my kids. One disaster from being homeless.

I do find this costume offensive. I am glad these "mother" has enough money stashed away that she finds it funny to make fun of homeless people.

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Ok, I admit it. I giggled at first. Then I realized that it was kind of on the rude side and scolded myself.

Stifler's - posted on 11/06/2011

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Maybe because in Aus I've never seen a homeless person with a sign and flanno like that

Stifler's - posted on 11/06/2011

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That costume is hilarious. I don't find it offensive or tasteless.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/05/2011

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Krista, your post about painting bruises on a kid...OMG...my sister is fucked up. You brought back a memory of when we were younger, she was about 16....she was using makeup to make it look like she had big briuses all over her body...she was telling people she was attacked by some random man....I am guessing she was also saying she was raped. And NO, this was NOT around Halloween.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/05/2011

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Both, it is cute, but highly offensive. ESPECIALLY if you live in a poverty level area.

Vicki - posted on 11/05/2011

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I wouldn't choose the costume... I think. I'm not hugely offended by it, but I can understand why some would be. Made me think though, we're going to a Victorian themed birthday party and I was planned to dress my boy as a street urchin, Charles Dickens style. Not any different from this picture really!

Jennifer - posted on 11/04/2011

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I giggled, but I wouldn't dress my kid that way, either. Did a short homeless stint, but not too distressed about it. I just wouldn't want to offend someone else.

Becky - posted on 11/04/2011

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Yeah, I would have to say I don't find it offensive either. Certainly less offensive than dressing your 8 year old daughter as a dead whore!

JuLeah - posted on 11/04/2011

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In some situations ... maybe cute ... but, I'd not put my kid in this situation ... due to DV we were homeless for a time. I don't think she'd find this all that funny

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Cute kid but its not my thing at all.Its in the same boat as mom dressing her kid as a Hooker because she thought it was funny.

Bottom line...its not funny.



Wouldn't want to walk past the wrong homeless guy tho.Some crazy ones were i live.God love them but now a days certain things need to be left alone..dressing up at Halloween as certain people in our society is one of them.

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