‘Suicide scar’ Halloween costume kit pulled from Walmart shelves
(WGNO) – No more creepy clowns at Target and now no more “suicide scar” makeup kit at Walmart after customers decided the kit was “inappropriate.”
The “razor blade suicide scar wound latex costume make up” kit was sold online for $3.99.
According to ABC7 News The “inappropriateness” of the kit went viral on social media with several posts:
- “Hi Walmart, I would like to know which part of this is a suitable costume for anyone. Self harm isn’t a ‘scary costume’ for all to wear.”
- “This is disgusting that Walmart would attempt to sell this; trying to push SUICIDE AS A COSTUME. Mental illness is no joke.”
- Self harm scars aren’t something fun to add to a costume. Self harm is the result of an abundance of self hatred and mental health issues.”
In response, Walmart issued this statement:
“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.”
The third-party seller listed for the suicide scar was BlockBuster Costumes, LLC.
Walmart.com continues to list other costumes from that company.