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You can never be too rich or too thin.

The previous phrase is the current tagline for the controversial "Anna Rexia" Halloween costume. 

To those of who who haven't seen this costume this is what it looks like:

As you can see, it comes with a skeleton mini-dress, a choker neckband, measuring tape belt and a "Anna Rexia" badge. This outfit should be offending to all women since it clearly portrays eating disorders as a joke, or even an attractive idea.

Without a doubt, the fact that Halloween online stores are still selling this costume is outright pathetic. But you now what's even more pathetic? That some girls are actually buying this costume. Sure, it's Halloween and it's time to have fun with costumes. But even something as entertaining as a costume can be detrimental and insulting.  

While some people find it hilarious, I find it extremely insensitive. This is no joke at all. Anorexia is said to have the highest fatality rates. Where is the humor in making fun of a eating disorder that kills thousands of girls every year? 

There's been a petition going around to stop selling the Halloween costume for good. You can find it here

Here's another list of costumes gone too far. 

But this is possible the worst costume ever. And i've seen a lot of bad costumes. 

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Comment by Michelle Contreras on November 24, 2013 at 6:59pm

This is absolutely horrifying. We have come to the point beyond objectifying...




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