Walmart Drops Offensive Suicide Custome, But Rubies Company Still Pimping It


(10-22-16) It’s confirmed, Walmart has pulled the Razor Blade Suicide Scar Wound Latex Costume Make Up. 

In an email, to Sarah Noelle Hammond, who first brought this to my attention, the company said:

“This costume is appalling and it was unacceptable for a third-party seller to list it on our marketplace. It clearly violated our prohibited items policy and we removed it when it was brought to our attention.”

As soon as Walmart pulled the item, other internet suppliers began issuing statements. Totally costumes said:

“Upon inspection we see that Walmart has listed the item incorrectly, making it highly offensive; but rest assured, the product is not listed this way on our direct site, or any other channel we use. We have put in a ticket with the Walmart Catalog team to have the item name and description of the listing modified right away. We are not sure why Walmart has it titled the way they do.”

Really, blaming Walmart.

C’mon. Have some guts. Before Totally Costumes took down its page, this is what it said about the item.

“Give your costume a look so realistic that it seems suicidal with our Slashed Wrists Latex Appliance. Go off the deep end and make that gruesome suicide attempt with Halloween FX prosthetics.”

At least Walmart admitted that the photo of a wrist being slit was offensive.

Now the question is whether the manufacturer: Rubies Costume Company  which bills itself as the world’s largest designer, manufacturer and distributor of Halloween costumes and accessories, is listening.

Send your complaints to Howard Beige, Rubies President at the corporate office at 1770 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, New York 11747. Phone: 516-326-1500. Fax: 631-293-0043.  Customer service can be emailed here.

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Pete Earley is the bestselling author of such books as The Hot House and Crazy. When he is not spending time with his family, he tours the globe advocating for mental health reform.

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