We’re not sure who would choose to dress their kid in an Israeli Army soldier costume for Halloween, but apparently Walmart thought it would be a good idea to sell one. Of course, outrage over the costume has since stirred social media outrage.
The costume, which is now on sale for $27.44, is complete with a toy gun. Because teaching children to glamorize violence is cool, right? The timing couldn’t be better, considering all of the increased violence going on in Israel right now. It feels awkward to us, because it doesn’t seem to be indicating support for Israeli soldiers, but parodying them instead.
Some Twitter users expressed their outrage with tweets like, “Boycott Walmart, protect innocence” and, “found something else to be mad about…@Walmart @amazon you are disgusting and should be ashamed of yourselves.” Meanwhile, many users on the Walmart Facebook page called for a boycott of the store.
Walmart has yet to respond. But that doesn’t mean you can’t, so what do you think?