Sunday, October 18, 2009

Costumes for those who want to be Illegal Aliens

This article reviews several costumes that spoof being an illegal "alien."  Apparently, Target offered this costume on-line, until consumers expressed outrage.

I think there are two ways of reading this: one is obviously offensive, and supports the idea that undocumented immigrants are strange, dangerous, and scary.

The other really spoofs the idea that there is such a thing as an illegal alien.  In this sense, the costume points out that the idea of an illegal alien is just silly--the only aliens are the ones that are dreamed up by conspiracy theorists and UFO chasers.

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