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Walmart rolls out, then removes inappropriate Halloween costume ‘Pashtun Papa’

Posted on October 31, 2014

Walmart is developing a reputation for its line of offensive costumes. One that caught our attention, as well as the attention of several media outlets, is called "Pashtun Papa Costume."

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Image courtesy of BuzzFeed.com

The costume includes a traditional Afghanistan/Pakistan men’s outfit with a long beard. Walmart has since removed the costume from its site.

The description of the costume, according to BuzzFeed.com, read: "Represent the Middle East in this Mens Pashtun Papa Costume this Halloween season. Whether you're making a serious political statement or staging a polical [sic] parody, this authentic-looking outfit is sure to fit the bill! Shock your friends with this Islamic costume."

TAKE ON HATE finds this costume appalling for the racist message it sends, and we appreciate Walmart for removing it from its site.