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  • Target Asked To Pull Offensive "Illegal Alien" Halloween Costume Causes Outrage



    A Southern California immigrant rights group asked Target stores to stop selling an "illegal alien" Halloween costume it says is offensive to immigrants.

    The costume features the mask of an alien with a green card and an orange jumpsuit with "illegal alien" written across the front.

    Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles , wrote an e-mail to the Minneapolis-based retailer Friday calling the costume "distasteful, mean-spirited, and ignorant of social stigmas and current debate on immigration reform."

    The Halloween costume was featured here on Target's web site, but was no longer available there as of Saturday morning.

    Target spokesman Joshua Thomas had said that the company would remove the costume from the site after receiving several complaints.

    He says the store never intended to sell the outfit but included it in its online offerings by mistake.

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    I saw that and was not sure whether it was a spoof.
    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      Nope they had them at Target....I heard about it yesterday and was going to go buy one for Halloween but they had already pulled them LOL

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      • #4
        I want that costume!!!

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        • #5
          Why does the Southern California (so-called) Immigrant Rights Group, not specify which immigrants the costume supposedly offends? I, for one, can't imagine a lawful immigrant being upset, by it, in the least.

          Oh, wait, it might offend an undocumented (make that illegal) immigrant. Gee, if they were back in their home country, they would not be present to be offended.

          Thanks, Illegal Immigrants, for creating the conditions which helped us want to move out of CA to CO....we love it, here!
          "You're never fully dressed without a smile."

          Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

          Three things I know for sure: (1) No bad deed goes unrewarded, (2) No good deed goes unpunished, and (3) It is entirely possible to push the most devoted, loyal and caring person beyond the point where they no longer give a 5h!t.

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          • #6
            The face mask makes the person look like someone from another planet, and the green card is something that no illegal alien would have.

            I eschew the PC term "undocumented." It is not even accurate. What about people who visit and overstay their visas, or those who have a matricula consular? They are "documented," but are here illegally.
            Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
            Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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            • #7
              My thoughts exactly. What illegal immigrant has a green card? And because of the mask, I gathered they were speaking of something from another planet

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              • #8
                I thought it was politically correct, they didn't use a poncho and sombrero.

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                • #9
                  It's a fake green card, duh
                  "You don't want the truth because, deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall... I have neither the time, nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it."

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                  • #10
                    Hilarious! I couldn't care less if something offends illegals or those who support them (traitors that they are).
                    Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan

                    I don't think It'll happen in the US because we don't trust our government. We are a country of skeptics, raised by skeptics, founded by skeptics. - Amaroq

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                    • #11
                      I'm now offended because it is depicted and being closer to caucasian than Latino or black

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                      • #12
                        Y'all can still buy it.

                        http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...-8&sa=N&tab=wf

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                        • #13
                          LOL I want one! ......some funny sh-it! Two guys should team up and one wear the illegals alien costume, and another wear a border patrol costume!

                          Last edited by az4code23; 10-18-2009, 06:03 PM.
                          "Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans." - Robert E. Lee, 1865

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                          • #14
                            Have someone be a BP and chase the illegal through the neighborhood... heck, it'd be funny on any day of the week.

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                            • #15
                              Doesn't matter if they pull the costume...I'll just go out and buy and alien face mask and a prison stripe costume and write Illegal Alien on it and I'll have my Halloween costume

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