Pop culture and topical costumes are always fun for Halloween, but celebrity costumes can be rife with problematic elements. Kat Blaque discusses why dressing as Caitlyn Jenner is not an appropriate costume for cis folks:
Right now, you can’t find any Caitlyn Jenner costume online, but Halloween is the time of year where people get crafty, and I’m sure we’re still going to see some Caitlyn Jenner costumes that look a lot like this.
Now, if there’s one thing I learned from the video that I did last year about how cultures are not costumes, it’s that regardless of how many different ways I say that it’s messed up, people are just going to tell me how much they have the right to dress as whatever they want on Halloween.
And you know what? You do! You can do whatever you want. This is America, land of the free, home of the brave, home of 18-and-counting trans women who were killed due to transphobic violence.
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