For most, Halloween is a festive time of costumes, trick-or-treating and too much wine, but for a certain class of professionally aggrieved internet creatures, the holiday is nothing to joke about.
On Monday Cosmopolitan magazine published an article warning parents that dressing up their Caucasian children up like nonwhite Disney characters Moana or Tiana from “The Princess and the Frog” would not be tolerated.
“Think about using this Halloween as an opportunity to teach your kids about the importance of cultural sensitivity,” wrote the magazine under the byline RedBook Editors.
“If your Caucasian son or daughter doesn’t get to be exactly what they wanted for Halloween, encourage them to take a step back and realize that they’re awash in privileges that the real Moanas and Tianas of the world will likely never see, because the world is full of racist a–holes,” the magazine wrote.
— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) October 23, 2017
The Internet, however disagreed, blasting the publication for the cultural finger-wagging.
It’s settled then. My kids are dressing up as Moana. https://t.co/NBTWZojE3q
— Heather Nauert (@HeatherNueart) October 24, 2017
In the words of Moana: F*ck off. https://t.co/tHnsFyd44B
— Bitchigay *tick* (@THEbitchiestgay) October 24, 2017
Teach your kids to be sensitive snowflakes and how to pander to other snowflakes. Make sure political correctness gets them young. pic.twitter.com/F5MORYQYLg
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 23, 2017
But what if your white son wants to dress as Moana? Is more problematic to tell zer no, or more problematic to say yes?
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) October 24, 2017
Moana isn’t real. You bunch of joy-killing childless scolds.
Much love, Mark. https://t.co/PxteavH1sg
— Mark Twomey (@Storagezilla) October 24, 2017
Don’t listen to the Moana police this Halloween. https://t.co/MbfJfz2Xl5
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) October 24, 2017
Imagine the outrage if liberals discovered a white parent who refused to let her daughter dress up as Moana.
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) October 24, 2017
Kids can’t dress as Moana for Halloween? We’ve lost our effing minds. https://t.co/aFv9XFMyEg
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 24, 2017