A Gay Canadian Couple Upped The Racist Halloween Costume Game And Twitter Has Some Opinions
It’s Halloween so we know to expect some racist and offensive Halloween costumes. It is a yearly tradition at this point. Not only do we expect these costumes, but there is also the inevitable response defending the costumes and calling everyone else sensitive. That’s what happened when one gay Canadian couple posted what might be the most offensive couples costume of the year considering the inhumane condition on the southern border and increasing number of dead migrant children. Here’s a quick recap of Manuel Navarro’s (manverywell) and Marty Fortier’s (marty.fortier) tasteless costume making fun of the immigration crisis currently claiming lives in the U.S.
Marty Fortier and Manuel Navarro thought their ICE/Migrant couples costume was just a normal costume.
The white-Mexican couple, based in Toronto, seemed to consider it funny to create sexy costumes depicting a humanitarian crisis that has claimed several lives in recent years. According to NBC, 24 people have died while in ICE custody. That does not include other deaths in other federal agencies, including 5 children.
Here’s what the couple looks like out of their sexy ICE Agent/Desperate Migrant costumes.
Migrants coming to the U.S. border have faced increased scrutiny and mistreatment by federal immigration authorities. At one point, the Trump administration implemented a “zero-tolerance” policy that separated thousands of families. Some of the families will never be reunited as some children went unaccounted for into the foster care and adoption systems.
Some Twitter users immediately began to drag the couple over their tone-deaf costume.
The U.S. immigration system has been failing migrants and asylum seekers since President Trump took office. The Trump administration has intentionally misled and permanently traumatized families and children with their operations. If federal immigration authorities weren’t separating families, they were forcing asylum seekers back into Mexico as they wait for their immigration cases. However, many were not informed of their court dates so they missed their court dates making them ineligible for asylum in a cruel tactic utilized by the Trump administration.
Even when faced with a couples costume that is highly offensive, some gay people of color have added their own humorous commentary.
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case where a Border Patrol officer opened fire on a teenager at the border. The case is unique in that the teenager was on the Mexican side of the border when the agent fired his weapon and killed the teenager.
Some Twitter users, who followed the couple on Instagram, shared an alleged non-apology by Navarro.
According to the screengrab, Navarro explains that he and his boyfriend are not racist. In fact, his Mexican heritage is why he wanted to create the costume in the first place.
Twitter user, @MikeMakesTwits, had a lot of issues with Navarro’s IG story statement and defensive posturing.
It’s one thing to apologize for a costume idea like that. It’s another to tell everyone that they are being overly sensitive when your costume represents the inhumane treatment of thousands of men, women, and children. Navarro clearly doesn’t think his costume is anything to be upset about.
Some people think that Navarro is in the sunken place.
The sunken place, for those who don’t know the movie “Get Out,” is where the black people in the town go after being hypnotized. The sunken place is where they are forced so that they can be subservient to the white people.
And one Twitter user is just not buying that this kind of behavior goes both ways.
What do you think about the costume? Do you think the couple went too far? Or do you think people are being too sensitive? Let us know.