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3 Oct, 2013

US retailers withdraw ‘Osama bin Laden’ costume after Sikh complaints – The Independent

US retailers including Amazon and Walmart have pulled a turban-and-beard Halloween costume off the shelves after complaints that it looked like an Osama bin Laden costume.

The decision to remove the costume followed complaints by the Sikh Coalition, a US-based Sikh advocacy group which sent letters and made phone calls to the retailers asking them to remove the costume from sale.

In a letter to the companies the group said the “turban and beard instant costume,” which is shown on a man wearing a camouflage coat, looks like Osama bin Laden.

The coat is similar to one bin Laden was shown wearing during an interview.

Read the rest: US retailers forced to withdraw ‘Osama bin Laden’ costume after complaints from Sikhs – The Independent.