Thanks to these people making a stink about it, I now know what to wear to the Halloween party I’m going to next week:
A Southern California immigrant rights group on Friday asked the Target store chain and a costume company to stop selling an “illegal alien” Halloween costume it said is offensive to immigrants.
Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, wrote e-mails to Minneapolis-based Target and Wisconsin-based BuySeasons, Inc. calling the costume “distasteful, mean-spirited, and ignorant of social stigmas and current debate on immigration reform.”
If this is offensive to anybody, it’s offensive to extraterrestrials, who would no doubt be advanced enough to have the decency to become legal citizens:
Angelica calls is Ã¢â‚¬Å“distasteful, mean-spirited, and ignorant of social stigmas and current debate on immigration reform” and I call it “hilarious.” To-may-toe, To-mah-toe. You know, if I was in another country illegally, I just don’t think I’d have the stones to complain about it if they mocked me a little.
Put a doctor’s lab coat on that costume and it would have been invited to Obama’s “liberal physicians round-table” at the White House and offered amnesty and a free physical. I’ve also been told this is what Nancy Pelosi looks like first thing in the morning, though I don’t have the stomach to confirm it.
I might have a problem with the costume if it were offensive to immigrants — but it’s not. Illegal aliens aren’t immigrants — they’re illegal aliens, and if they’re offended by this, they’re free to leave. That’s the beauty of a free country.