This Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume Is An Awful, Albeit Unsurprising, Reality

File this story under: Nope. A Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume is a thing that exists now. BuzzFeed reports that online costume retailers and are selling a costume based on the Arthur Ashe Courage Award recipient's iconic “Call Me Caitlyn” Vanity Fair cover story, and yeah, the entire thing is a mess. I wish I could say I was surprised by the costume, but offensive Halloween 'stumes are a tale as old as time.

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I... I don’t even know where to begin. I’ll say this much: If I do want some “vanity” this Halloween, I’ll stick with dressing up like a mirrored medicine cabinet. Mocking a trans hero isn't exactly my bag.

But wait, there's more! According to The New York Daily News, Spirit Halloween will release its own version soon. Activist Addison Rose Vincent created a petition imploring Spirit to pull the plug on the costume altogether."To make a costume out of a marginalized identity reduces that person and community to a stereotype for privileged people to abuse," writes Vincent. "In this case, if you follow through with production of a Caitlyn Jenner costume, cisgender people will purchase it to make fun of her and our community."

When asked about the costume, Spirit's PR rep told The New York Daily News the following:

"Celebrates," eh? Vincent Villano of the National Center for Transgender Equality replied to this in a statement to The Huffington Post :

TL;DR: Don't be a jerk this Halloween.