Breakfast Buzz: Controversial ‘Anna Rexia’ costume
SASKATOON – Where exactly is the line between just having fun with a Halloween costume, and inappropriate? A costume personifying anorexia, named ‘Anna Rexia’ has been going viral once again thanks to a blog post by a woman who has overcome the eating disorder.
In her post Jessi Davin asks “Think Anorexia is funny? Sorry. I am a survivor and find NOTHING cute about this.” She goes on to describe her personal story with anorexia, through years of hospitalization and a lifetime of recovering.
She ends the post saying “THIS IS NOT FUNNY. Anorexia is nothing to party about or laugh at. It’s real, it’s deadly, and should not be marketed as a slutty outfit. Want to dress as ‘Anna Rexia’? Just go as a Vampire, or a Zombie. Because 1/3 of us are dead.”
The ‘Anna Rexia’ costume was previously removed from some costume websites, but has been popping up on other sites since. It is currently out of stock on halloweenparty13.com.
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