The Anne Frank costume which has been pulled out from the halloweencostumes.com site with a description, “We can always learn from the struggles of history! Unfortunately, World War II shook the world in a way that no one could have foreseen. It … created some unexpected heroes, where even a young girl like Anne Frank with nothing but a diary and hope could become an inspiration to us all. We can all learn from someone like that!“, garnered a lot of criticisms in social media.
Halloweencostumes.com public relations specialist Ross Walker Smith said, “We sell costumes not only for Halloween, but for many uses outside of the Halloween season, such as school projects and plays,” he wrote. “We offer several types of historically accurate costumes, from prominent figures to political figures to television characters … We have passed along the feedback regarding this costume, and it has been removed from the website at this time.”
He then apologized for any inconvenience this may have caused.