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Awful people are dressing up as Ray Rice for Halloween

Janay Rice had the only response you need to hear. 


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Oct 26, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 8:18 am CDT

Halloween is less than a week away, and bad decisions are already being made! More specifically, people are already dressing up as Ray Rice.

As Uproxx points out, there’s this guy, who attended a Halloween party dressed as the Baltimore Ravens player who punched out his then-fiancée Janay Rice in an elevator, complete with a blowup doll that he’s dragging around by its hair. Because abuse is a punchline. 

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It’s so funny, you can dress your child up as a known abuser, too.

Oh great. Who’s got large # for Child Services? RT @tchopstl @mdlamaster And also this one.

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 26, 2014

And then there’s this guy’s parents, who took it next level with a blackface/black eye combo.

Blackface. DV joke. But it’s Halloween right?

— zellie (@zellieimani) October 26, 2014

And there will likely be many more, because ignorance multiplies quickly. The defenses of these costumes will likely consist of “It’s just a joke!” and “It’s just a costume, lighten up!” That way, the people dressed up as known abusers can absolve themselves of any guilt or responsibility. But those people are still equating the abuse of women with a joke.

For some reason, AFI singer Davey Havok weighed in on this issue in a TMZ video, and suggested that this costume could be “saved” if women wore it and took the “power” back. I dunno. How about nobody wears it?

Perhaps Janay Rice’s opinion should matter most.

.@TMZ it’s sad, that my suffering amuses others

— Janay Rice (@JanayRice) October 22, 2014

Lest you think adults and children dressing as Ray Rice is the most offensive costume this year, a “sexy Ebola nurse” costume also exists.

H/T Uproxx | Image via Instagram 

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*First Published: Oct 26, 2014, 3:40 pm CDT