Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Walmart Pulls Israeli Soldier Kids Costume

So, when I first saw this item (before it was pulled), I thought it might be an anti-Israeli soldier thing. After all, it is Halloween.

"Well, what do we have here? Dracula, Darth Vader, an IDF soldier! Scary costumes, you little darlings. Here, have some candy."

And don't kids in the West Bank dress up as Zionist teddy bears or whatever so their chums can pretend to behead them?

But Muslims complained. They thought it glorified Israeli soldiers (which is probably correct) and they made their opinion known.

Of course, Walmart immediately caved and pulled the costume. Who can blame them, really? When Muslims complain, they're serious. You might end up with a Charlie Hebdo style attack at one of your suburban branches. And that would be bad for business.

Also at Muslim urging they pulled "Sheik Fagin Nose." Apparently it's halal to mix Muslims and Jews. Well that really takes away our fun. My four-year-old son was just telling me the other day, "I want to be a Jewish looking Beduin, Dad. You know, to be ironic." "You can be anything you want once you graduate from medical school," I said, being ironic back at him.


Luckily, Walmart still appears to be selling the "Camcon Sniper Veil" for aspiring Hamas maidens or ISISistas. Or is it for Christian refugees who want to scare each other? From the description:
About this item 
Camcon Face Veil, Olive is primarily used to retain heat in the cold and absorbs sweat in hot conditions when worn around the neck. You can use the face veil for other uses such as weapon and equipment concealment as well as over the face for concealment.

As traditionalist Catholics we frown a bit on Halloween, with its implicit glorification of the occult and all that. But in our family, you can still be a flower or a biblical character or maybe a Queen Bloody Elizabeth or Catholic Freedom Fighter.

That's right, "freedom fighter". If Muslims can blow things up, Catholics can too. Okay, so we tried to blow things up but failed. Shut up! 

When you run out of ideas, however, it's good to know that from the Walmart catalog, you can still dress your daughter up as a slut.

Or your son, for that matter.

Gender prejudice is wrong. 


  1. It's the skank costumes that offend me so. And they've had those on offer for years. Of course, it says a lot about the state of the family that parents actually dress their kids like that year-round anyway ...

    What was that Our Lady of La Salette said? Oh, yes: "The demons of the air, together with the Antichrist, will work great wonders on the earth and in the air, and *men will become ever more perverted*."