Here's why that is simply not true. Before you jump down to the comment section to declare that we need to lighten up, please remember these basic rules:
- Most cultures prefer not to have their rich history reduced to drunken pageantry.
- Commentary about women’s bodies should not be purchased in a clear plastic bag at a local Halloween warehouse store.
- Mocking serious social issues of our time will just make you seem like an elitist a-hole.
Read on for our guide on why exactly these costumes just aren't cool.
Other than that, have a Happy Halloween!
Correction: An earlier version of this article used a female pronoun when referring to Jelani Cobb, who is a man.