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Burnt Zombie Child Halloween Costume Sparks Outrage in U.K.

Image Source: Escapade

Parents have slammed retailers for selling a “Burnt Zombie Child” Halloween costume for young children, reports the Mirror, adding that it comes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

At least 18 children died in a horrifying inferno with experts warning tens of thousands of youngsters across the UK have been left traumatized by the disaster. This, of course, led to the outrage over the “Burnt Zombie Child” costume.

It’s important to note, however, that the tragedy occurred this past June. Retailers put in orders for their Halloween products as early as a year before and as late as April, which means these costumes are in no way a direct reference to the horrific loss of life. If anything, it’s bad timing and to purchase one would be in poor taste. Thus, parents are fighting to have the costume banned. A survey by of 1,006 parents (source?) found that as many as 99% would not let their child wear the zombie child design, anyhow.

Image Source: Escapade



  • It doesn’t look terribly burnt, so they’re just being pissy about the name?

  • sweetooth0

    somebody died somewhere, somehow, let’s just ban all halloween costumes. Fucking idiots.

  • Robert Fisher

    This “Outrage Culture” is getting out of hand. Note that the costume name is “Burnt Zombie”. It just happens to be sized for a Child. They have a similar costume sized for Adults. I agree that it would be distasteful to wear the costume in light of the circumstances, but in NO WAY should Escapade Costumes be held accountable for business transactions that took place 18 months before the tragedy occurred.

  • Munchie Strikes Back

    New headline: “Everything sparks outrage everywhere.”

    It’s easier that way.

  • Travis_Bickle

    I think it really doesn’t matter what you produce anymore, somebody will get mad about it.

    “New cookie sparks outrage over being to delicious! Customers said they wanted there cookies flavorful but DAMN!”

  • llcc1103

    The industrial age. The digital age. The offended age.

  • Creepshow

    I’m outraged over not being outraged. And that makes me mad at being mad.

    • Munchie Strikes Back


    • jacobia

      You’re outraged??? Well I’m here to tell you that I am sick and tired of sick and tired people telling me they’re sick and tired….and I’m sick and tired of it!!!

  • Aw fuck off

  • David Stephens

    As a Brit, can I just point out that nobody should put any real credence into stuff like this in our tabloid press. It’s just sensationalist BS that’s purely written for eye-catching headlines in the physical newspaper. “Outrage” normally equates to 3 people tutting or writing a mildly irate email and sources are dubious to say the least. I can assure you that crazed mobs carrying pitchforks and torches are not parading through city streets in England…

    • Munchie Strikes Back

      I believe you. I just read the article on the Mirror, and not ONE person in the comments thought this costume was offensive. One person even suggested the tabloids made up most of this shit.

    • sliceanddice


    • kieron callaghan

      Well said David, I too am a Brit but can honestly say that i have never ever bought or read a newspaper myself (and never will) but my friends and my dad tell me the most unbelievable stories and that is exactly what they are, fictional, badly written gutter press paragraphs.

  • MrX13

    It’s a zombie costume for kids, let them have fun with it. Nothing wrong with having some little fun

  • The chicken man

    People these days really need to find their happy place.

  • Eastman420

    Lol so damn sensitive……

  • DJV1985

    Dear supermarkets, shops and any other business that sells Halloween costumes of anything: From now on when a complaint comes in please reply with the below words in thick bold black lettering. Ready? Okay:

    “GET A LIFE!”

    That’s it. Comment over.

  • Biscoito18

    If you are offended, simply do not buy it. But to want to ban something just because you feel offended is an attitude of extremely spoiled people, who not only take offense at anything, but also demand that society take offense with them.

  • Khy

    Parents these days are quite “off”. Maybe the grandparents did too much acid in the 60s and it effected these buffoons thinking process.

    What happened too- “I don’t like that, so I’m not buying it.” When the fuck did that turn into “I DON’T LIKE IT AND BECAUSE I’M OFFENDED YOU BETTER BE FUCKING OFFENDED TOO OR ELSE YOU’RE *Insert some kind of “ist” * NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO GET THIS! BOYCOT BOYCOT!

    Sensitive cunts.

    • Derk McDerkinton


    • Inferus

      Sometimes I wish it were cunt punt season.

    • Sandra Engelhardt

      I’m offended you didn’t call it “girlcott”!!! How dare you!!!!!

    • El_Fez

      What do you expect from the country that gave us the Video Nasties?

  • J Jett

    that’s fucking ridiculous. i thought it was just a evil looking skeleton creature guy. in no way did “BURNT ZOMBIE CHILD” enter my mind. it’s actually a pretty cool costume imo. oh and i hope real children don’t have teeth like the one on the mask. LOL.

    • Inferus

      It’s a British child. Of COURSE those are real teeth.

      • J Jett

        as soon as i posted my comment, i knew that was going to come up! LOL. 🙂

  • Every year there’s a different Halloween costume outrage fest.

    Last year or maybe the year before everyone was crying over an escaped mental patient outfit for poking fun at mental health issues. This is even worse

  • Cappy Tally

    There have been a lot of dumb, tasteless costumes out there. This is not one of them.

  • Sandra Engelhardt

    This just in, Man is killed to death! I’m offended that he didn’t die peacefully to death!

  • Aaron Boone

    The British tabloid press are a shower of shameless fucking ghouls and this is a prime example. Trying to tie the Grenfell Tower outrage to this shitty manufactorversy is beneath contempt.

  • oblagon

    I think people need to get a hobby or control their outrage for things that actually matter.

  • Mamet006

    The UK will allow people to be bombed so as not to offend people. Am I supposed to be surprised here?

  • Adam Clifton

    Who the f^$k cares? Wear the costumes anyway. To hell with what people think

  • DarklingMagick

    Oh, come on! It’s a zombie! Children dress as zombies! It’s Halloween.

  • Barry El Beardo

    No child zombies were reported from the Grefell Tower fire. Yet

  • Scott Malcolm
  • Meatwad

    Stupid snowflakes.

  • Pc madness

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