Ah, October. You know what means. Halloween looms, and with it, a really bad excuse for people to act a fool and wear all kinds of terribly tasteless, racist costumes. I was reminded by this photo that's been making the rounds on social media. That's a trio of racial make-up sets readily available on the rack (presumably in the UK) for anyone who wants to get their black/redface/yellowface on. It's fun for the whole family.
But there's lots more awful stuff where that came from. In what has sort of become an unfortunate annual tradition, here's a roundup of questionable-to-shitty Asian-themed costumes available to the average consumer this Halloween. The advertised names of these costumes make them that much worse. Take a look:
It's the mustache that really completes this ensemble.
You've got to be kidding me.
Not to be confused with "China Man."
Oh, shit. Super Deluxe.
"Please kick my ass."
What the fuck.
There is nothing remotely "samurai" about this.
Let's get this party started.
It wouldn't be Halloween without a Dragon Lady.
Oh, it gets worse.
Variations on a theme.
Getting the idea yet?
More of the same, in fuchsia.
Not just a mere Dragon Lady -- a Dragon Mistress Geisha.
"Japanese Doll Sexy." Just stringing words together.
Why? Just... why?
This is just sad.
This is inexplicably insulting on like seventeen different levels.
Oh hell no.
Get the fuck out of here.
What's in the bowl?
Does it come with the carpet?
Why won't it stop?
We're all going to hell.