The PC police have won another round.
Social-justice warriors have managed to bully Walmart into dropping a children’s Halloween costume of an Israeli soldier, because it is allegedly “offensive” to Palestinians.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 28, 2015
Walmart announced that they would stop selling the innocuous costume after a flurry of anti-Israel reviews and comments from social media, reported Twitchy.
But, aside from outraged leftists, most social media users seemed to be a little perplexed over how a simple Israeli soldier can be considered “offensive” enough to merit censorship.
WTG! Walmart are COWARDS who gave in to the hateful, anti-Israel monsters. Glad to know the IDF costume is at amazon https://t.co/ZExOHDzsTZ
— slone (@slone) October 28, 2015
— Millie Mitty (@MMitty66) October 28, 2015
I actually don’t see this as any different than my son who wanted to be a U.S. soldier, like his dad. https://t.co/Lke3UX1rnB — Allysen (@ADPEfferson) October 28, 2015
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) October 28, 2015
While Walmart was apparently spineless enough to cave to anti-Israel pressure on social media, other sites – such as Amazon – are still happy to sell the costume to the unoffended public for the time being.
I just ordered one for my son because everybody who is protesting can go fuck himself. https://t.co/CierDTvumv
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 28, 2015
Good job Amazon. Offending anti-Semites should be considered a badge of honor, not a reason to cave to PC madness.