Wal-Mart Pulls ‘Tranny Granny’ Halloween Costume After Uproar

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By Emily Zanotti | 1:14 pm, October 5, 2016

Halloween always poses a unique problem for social justice warriors, as America’s creativity drives people to don all matter of “problematic” costumes. From sexist “French maids” to racist and appropriative Disney characters—even pets aren’t safe from the fun police.

This year, transgender issues have been all the rage in the SJW community, and so, inevitably, a commercially available “Tranny Granny” costume, which features an adult male-sized house dress with breast and butt pads, night cap and broom, is causing all sorts of Internet angst.

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The description sells the costume as a hilarious alternative to dressing up as a “superhero” or a “prince,” as though men haven’t been dressing as women since time immemorial to get a laugh out of fellow party-goers. Heck, even Donald Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani has been known to slap on a wig and some rouge for the bemusement of his famous friends.

This year, however, cross-dressing as “tranny granny” is a bridge too far. According to a writer at Mic, the “transphobic” costume rises nearly to the level of last year’s Caitlyn Jenner outfit in is sheer “insensitivity” to such delicate and relevant issues. And not only that, the entire concept of placing a man in women’s clothing as part of a holiday gag is a blanket commentary on society’s inability to take transgender issues seriously.

“Placing a cisgender man in ‘granny-like’ attire, and marketing it as the ‘Tranny Granny Costume,’ is such a poignant reflection of how society views trans women,” one transgender rights activist told Mic.

Mic went on to theorize that such a problematic costume would no doubt lead to violence against real transgender women.

According to the Huffington Post, of the many Internet retailers carrying the costume, only Wal-Mart has responded to the “flurry of complaints,” pulling the outfit, which it says was listed by a third-party seller, off its website. The costume still appears on Amazon, and at a number of other Internet retailers. Target sells the same costume, but lists it as an “adult granny costume” and features the same dress, but on a female model.

There’s no word on whether buxom geriatrics are offended.

Of course, even if SJWs do get the costume pulled off the web completely—an unlikely scenario—Amazon still sells large size housecoats, so they may not be able to effectively prevent every man in America from cross-dressing for a Halloween party.

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