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    Default Immigrant activists call out 'Illegal Alien' costumes

    Oh Geeez... Please... Fucking WHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Immigrant rights activists are calling on U.S. retailers to stop selling two controversial "Illegal Alien" costumes that have surfaced for Halloween, saying the outfits are a broadside attack on illegal immigrants.

    The "Illegal Alien Adult Costume," manufactured by Forum novelties, includes an orange jumpsuit, similar to prison garb, with "Illegal Alien" stamped in black across the chest; a space alien mask; and a fake Green Card. The "Illegal Alien Mask with Hat" also includes a space alien mask, this time with a dark handlebar mustache and a baseball cap.

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    The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles said it began receiving e-mails from concerned legal immigrants on Friday. In response, CHIRLA wrote a letter asking several retailers, including Target, Walgreens, and Amazon.com, to stop offering the costume.

    As of Saturday afternoon, Target had pulled the products, and some links to the costumes on other sites were no longer functional.

    Target said the "Illegal Alien" costume was inadvertently uploaded to its Web site due to a data entry error.

    "It is never our intent to offend the consumers with the products we offer," a company statement said.

    The makers of the costumes could not be reached for comment on Saturday.

    Jorge-Mario Cabrera, the director of communications for CHIRLA, said he initially thought the costume was a stab at harmless satire. But when he saw the Green Card, he realized it was an swipe at illegal immigrants.

    "This was an ignorant attempt to poke fun at a small community," said Cabrera.

    Political satire and Halloween often merge. Costumes depicting former well-known political figures are often seen along side those depicting Batman or Wonder Woman.

    To some, the attempted humor of the costumes falls flat.

    Guillermo Iglesias said both of his parents were illegal immigrants in the United States. He felt the costumes were offensive because they depicted illegal immigrants as "not one of us."

    "I have a lot of illegal immigrant friends," said Iglesias. "If I showed them that costume, it would really hurt them."

    Despite the controversy, some stores say the costumes have been a hit.

    "It's a very well-recommended costume," said an employee at Ricky's, a costume store in New York City. The store has sold seven costumes for $39.99 apiece and is set to receive another shipment.

    William Gheen, the president of Americans for Legal Immigration, said he intends to buy the costume, and calls the reaction unfounded.

    "The only people getting upset are the hyper-sensitive, over-politically correct, pro-amnesty, illegal alien-supporting nuts," said Gheen. "You can't attack people's freedom in this country."

    "I think having a costume like that is distasteful," said Andrea Hill, outside of Ricky's. "But if it's not illegal, I think it's alright for them to sell it."
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    Hang on.. lemme see if I get this... people who take a stand for people who shouldn't be living in your country are protesting what you sell in your country even though they have no business doing so cos it might offend said people who shouldn't be living there???

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Guillermo Iglesias said both of his parents were illegal immigrants in the United States. He felt the costumes were offensive because they depicted illegal immigrants as "not one of us."
    until they get the proper documentation and start paying into the tax system, they aren't.

    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    "I have a lot of illegal immigrant friends," said Iglesias. "If I showed them that costume, it would really hurt them."
    Well, if it hurts their feelings that bad, they can go back to whereever they illegally immigrated from and they probably won't have to see the costumes there.

    What's next, outlawing prisoner costumes because we don't want to offend the lawless in general?

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    "The only people getting upset are the hyper-sensitive, over-politically correct, pro-amnesty, illegal alien-supporting nuts," said Gheen. "You can't attack people's freedom in this country."
    thats what i say.

    oh yea, and:

    Boo Fucking Hoo. if ya don't like 'em, here is what to do:

    1. don't buy the costume and ignore it.
    2. go shove it.
    and
    3. if you don't like it, get the fuck out of the country. i won't be pussiefied if someone else doesn't like something (in this case, a HALLOWEEN COSTUME). it called opinions, everyone has them. and i happen to find the costume hallarious. its called halloween, comes around once a year.
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    I WANT THE BALLOON BOY OUTFIT..........
    they hate if your the same , and they hate you if your different- evh

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    Quote Originally Posted by lal5150 View Post
    I WANT THE BALLOON BOY OUTFIT..........
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    The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done".- George Carlin
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    "I'm just trying to figure out why you donít have any clothes on," the deputy said.

    "Me too," Krauss replied.

    "Donít forget! One sperm can ruin your whole day!"

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    AHA!! finally something for me to feel offended about... as a green card holder..


    Idiots! who cares

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    i can't believe that people have the guts to publically to say that they are offended by this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    i can't believe that people have the guts to publically to say that they are offended by this.
    You are a Mod on the Links and you can honestly say this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    You are a Mod on the Links and you can honestly say this?
    good point - i should know better.

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    Much ado about nothing. Where were these nitwits when this was all over MTV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Much ado about nothing. Where were these nitwits when this was all over MTV?

    It was released before the rise of Political Correctness in the early 90's................that's my guess.

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    I thought they did get flack for that? Not as much as they'd get now, of course, but flack nonetheless.

 

 

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