"As the deadly Ebola virus trickles its way through the United States, fighting its disease is no reason to compromise style," reads the product page for the most tasteless Halloween costume of the year. "The short dress and chic gas mask will be the talk of Milan, London, Paris, and New York as the world's fashionistas seek global solutions to hazmat couture."
The costume consists of what appears to be a reappropriated sexy nurse dress, a hazmat face shield and breathing mask, safety goggles and blue latex gloves, all for $59.99! You can also purchase neon yellow boots for an additional $49.99.
Was profiting from a terrible public health crisis that has killed thousands and destroyed the healthcare infrastructure of West Africa not despicable enough for you?
Not to worry! The website, Brands on Sale, also takes a misogynistic, exploitive jab: "Ending plague isn't the endeavor of a single woman, so be sure to check out our men's Ebola Containment Costume for a great couple's costume idea."
Obviously, the woman's costume is "Sexy Ebola Containment Suit" while the men's is just "Ebola Containment Suit." Obviously the women's costume alludes to the wearer needing a date because weak lil women can't solve Ebola all by our lil selves, while the men's costume proclaims, "You are sure to be prepared if any outbreak happens at your Halloween party."
Good for you, BrandsOnSale.com, you have managed to alienate West Africans and all women in one fell swoop!