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Tasteless Halloween Costume Pulled

Anna Rexia

With Halloween around the corner, it's not just your child's costume you need to think about. Fancy dress parties abound, and October 31st is always a big deal here in Canada.

What will you be this year? How about Anna Rexia? The tasteless costume, which plays on the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, is a slinky black mini-dress with a skeleton and tape measure superimposed on it. It even comes in plus sizes!

Although the costume has been on the market for a couple of years, it's only gaining notoriety now. Retailer Ricky’s removed the costume from its website following complaints.

“We seriously apologize if this costume has offended anyone," said a representative for Ricky’s. "The costume has been taken down from our store due to complaints and we didn’t realize the kind of harm this would cause.”

Lots of Halloween costumes are outlandish, for sure. Part of the fun in dressing up is pretending to be someone -- or something -- you're not for one night. But this costume is akin to donning a latex hairpiece and calling yourself a chemo candidate.

What do you think? Sick or silly?