A Toddler's Inappropriate Halloween Costume Has Sparked Major Debate

Jordan Claes
Two jack-o-lanterns sitting beside one another.
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It's getting to be that spooky time of year again. Autumn leaves are falling and Halloween is just days away. As is tradition, kids and parents are flocking to stores to try and come up with the perfect costume idea.

It can be difficult to find the perfect balance of cute and scary, but thanks to a viral Twitter video, parents now know for certain what costume they shouldn't buy for their toddler. After a sweet little girl was videoed wearing a BBL costume, a raucous debate regarding costume appropriateness has begun to wage.

When you're a kid, Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year.

A little girl trick-r-treating as Snow White.
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What could possibly be better than staying up late, watching scary movies, and gorging yourself on candy? I'm hard-pressed to think of anything that's more fun.

On top of all that, kids get the added bonus of being able to go trick-r-treating!

A box of assorted chocolate bars.
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When I was growing up, my friends and I would fill pillowcase after pillowcase with tasty treats. I'd take home enough candy to last me until the new year.

One of the best parts about Halloween was selecting the costume you'd wear.

Winifred Sanderson scratching her head in approval in 'Hocus Pocus'.
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Batman or Robin; ghost or vampire? These were the kinds of questions my 10-year-old self would often spend hours pondering as I lay awake at night, staring at the ceiling.

One aspect that never entered into the equation was how appropriate or inappropriate a costume was. But alas, times have changed.

A little girl dressed up as a witch for Halloween.
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A recent tweet from Twitter user @YourFavoriteZoe has sparked a furious debate across the internet. Thus raising the question of how far is too far.

The tweet in question is a video of a little girl, wearing a BBL costume.

In case you're wondering, BBL stands for Brazilian Butt Lift. It's a controversial and dangerous plastic surgery procedure that's designed to enhance a woman's posterior.

Over the past decade, BBLs have become increasingly popular in Hollywood.

Kim Kardashian filming an episode of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'.
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Celebrities such as Amber Rose and Blac Chyna have freely admitted to getting a BBL. There's also a persistent rumor that superstars such as Kendall Jenner and her older sister, Kim Kardashian, have had it done.

"Why are they sexually exploiting this baby," Twitter user @CoachYoung21 asked. "This is beyond disgusting. Some people don't need to be parents."

A little girl dressed as a pumpkin for Halloween.
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"This is odd," fellow Twitter user @FinesseEness said. "And not in a good way. Just put the lil[sic] girl in the princess costume that I’m very sure she wanted."

"What happened to letting your kids be ghosts and fairies?" Twitter user @JustCallMeUna1 asked.

Wednesday Addams explaining her costume in 'The Addams Family'.

Unfortunately, inappropriate costumes like this have become more and more common as the years go by — almost as if parents are trying to get vicarious attention through their little one.

For example, take a look at this toilet costume that comes complete with a flushing sound.

A kid dressed up as a toilet for Halloween.
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They say that toilet humor is of the lowest form and I'm inclined to agree. Plus, writing "Party Pooper" on the lid seems a bit on the nose.

If letting your kid dress up as a toilet doesn't push the envelope enough, you could always let them be a piece of poop.

A child dressed up as a poop emoji.
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I understand that it's an emoji, but why are we allowing kids (who probably don't even own cell phones) to dress up as something degrading, simply for their parents' amusement?

What really takes the cake for me is this Ann Frank costume.

Suffice it to say that a seven-year-old girl would have no idea who Ann Frank was. Any parent who would find this funny should be arrested for child abuse.