Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton parents Michael and Carole Middleton are being slammed by other parents for selling gruesome Halloween costumes for young children.
Party Pieces is the company owned by Kate Middleton parents Michael and Carole. The brand is recently being criticized for marketing a certain £16.99 (A$ 27.49) Halloween costume. Why? It is because this Roadkill Pet Halloween costume depicts a dead rabbit with tire marks across its torso. It looks disgusting and scary at the same time. You can see the photo here.
The costume, which is designed for seven-year-olds, soon grabbed the attention of many and it prompted some disgusted parents to respond with a big NO. They are certainly not buying the idea of making their kids wear the “terrifying”, “gory” and “gross” outfit.
Some disappointed parents even used very harsh language to criticize this appalling attempt of Kate Middleton parents to celebrate a kids’ Halloween party. Almost 93 percent of those asked said that they would not let their child wear this kind of creepy costume.
Even the official website of Party Pieces describes the costume as “gruesome”, and reveals it comes “complete with wounds” and “bloodshot eyes”.
This disturbing outfit is being marked as one of eight inappropriate costumes for children in a poll of 1,434 parents by ChannelMum.com. We would like to notify our readers, it is a parenting website set up by Siobhan Freegard, founder of the online forum NetMums.
Expressing his disgust over this eerie Halloween costume, one father said that the Roadkill Pet suit would terrify his daughter. About 48 percent of parents in the forum felt that Halloween costumes these days are too scary. One such example is the Killer Clown outfit for five-year-olds.
Halloween is one of America’s favorite holidays, but now it has become a global craze. Many believe it is probably the second biggest celebration next to Christmas. Parents are now worried that the new trend has become increasingly gory and inappropriate.
Miss Freegard, 49, concluded: “Halloween may be the second biggest event for retailers after Christmas, but it should be about having harmless fun – not encouraging children to wear horrible and even highly inappropriate outfits. Stores have become more responsible for every-day clothing, and dressing up should be no different. There is no excuse for putting profit before children’s welfare,” reported the NZ herald.
The creepy Halloween costume launched by Kate Middleton parents appears to be a flop that has only attracted negative feedback. Do you think this Roadkill Pet Halloween costume for seven-year-olds should be banned from the market?