(PCM) If you were offended by the idea of a Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume then you are really going to love the fact that someone has actually created a Cecil the Lion costume and it’s as crude as you would imagine.
The costume is being sold as the “Lion Killer Dentist” which pokes fun at William Palmer, the dentist from Minnesota who was accused of claiming Cecil the Lion’s life at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park back in July. Palmer allegedly paid a park guide the sum of $50,000 to hunt and kill Cecil, who was protected as part of an Oxford University research project, and then skin and take the lions head.
The “Lion Killer Dentist” costume is currently available on Costumeish.com and features a severed lion’s head mask, bloody gloves and a bloody dentist smock to complete the entire outfit. It’s description reads “All Doctor Palmer wanted was to hang dead animals in his house, but what started as an obscure (if legally-dubious) hunting trip has since erupted into a brouhaha of trans-Atlantic proportions. 2015’s most controversial killing has laid bare the rift in American and Zimbabwean attitudes toward exotic game hunting and animal conservation, pitting an outraged mob against a Minnesotan dentist in a scandal sure to be remembered for a generation.”
So far, the costume has been met with disgust and outrage online, however Costumeish claims that 15% off all proceeds made off the “Lion Killer Dentist” costume will go to a “Wildlife Foundation”, although they do not reveal which foundation in particular.
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