Walmart pulls ‘suicide scar’ makeup after online outrage

The company said the item, sold by a third party, was ‘appalling’ and ‘unacceptable.’

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This time Walmart is removing a set that calls itself “Razor Blade Suicide Scar Wound Latex Costume Make Up.”

In case the $3.99 item’s name doesn’t describe it sufficiently, there’s definitely a photo:

Wal-Mart scraps ‘Suicide Scar’ Halloween makeup kit amid outrage

— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) October 24, 2016

The retail chain’s Facebook and Twitter accounts were peppered with social media users—many of whom are parents—expressing outrage. Messages such as this were plentiful:

Hi Walmart, I would like to know which part of this is a suitable costume for anyone. Self harm isn’t a “scary costume” for all to wear 🙂

— t i f f (@tiffxxc) October 24, 2016

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