For Some Reason, Mexican Reader Finds This Halloween Costume Offensive

Javier, a Consumerist reader who lives in Mexico, crossed the border to do some shopping at Walmart. He noticed this costume in the Halloween section. He finds it offensive. “I was wondering if we might also find a costume like this,” he writes, enclosing an old photo of a white performer in blackface.

What do you think? Is this costume racist, or intended to be more like the lederhosen and ninja costumes sold alongside it?

(Note: the moustache and pistols are not included with the costume.)

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