( 4UMF NEWS ) Amazon Pulls Lady Boy Costume:
Amazon pulled a controversial Halloween costume from its U.K. site after receiving criticism that the outfit was insensitive to transgender people.
The “Lady Boy Drag” Halloween outfit was available on Amazon and eBay’s website in the U.K. earlier this week, Cosmopolitan reported, citing PinkNews, a gay news service in Britain.
The costume was comprised of a clingy sequin dress with male genitalia sewn to the front and was sold by a company called Orion Costumes, according to Cosmopolitan.
A black wig and inflatable breast could be purchased separately to complete the “tastelessly brilliant” look, according to the Amazon ad.
Reviewers and people on social media slammed the outfit and questioned why Amazon decided to list the product. The costume is no longer available on Amazon, and a link to a version sold on eBay is no longer active.
“All Marketplace sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who don’t will be subject to action including potential removal of their account,” said a statement from an Amazon U.K. press representative, which was sent to The Huffington Post on Tuesday. “The product in question is no longer available.”