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Anne Frank Costume Pulled From Some Sites After Uproar

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The Anne Frank costume was still for sale at Amazon.co.uk.

By    |   Tuesday, 17 October 2017 02:27 PM

A children’s Halloween costume of Jewish Holocaust victim Anne Frank has been pulled by some online retailers and renamed by others after a social media backlash erupted over it.

The costume appeared on HalloweenCostumes.com and other sites and featured a green beret, navy dress, and destination tag. The description billed Frank as a “World War II hero” and an “inspiration to us all.”

Fun.com, which runs the costume site, said the site sells costumes for school projects and plays as well as for Halloween and apologized for offering it as a Halloween costume.

“We offer several types of historically accurate costumes,” spokesman Ross Walker Smith said, the New York Post reported.

A representative for the nonprofit Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect said the costume was offensive and trivialized the suffering of Frank and the millions who suffered and died during the Holocaust, TMZ reported.

A number of people tweeted their dismay over the costume and brought attention and pressure to costume sites to remove it.

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