Caitlyn Jenner costume triggers social media firestorm

LOS ANGELES -- A costume inspired by Caitlyn Jenner is triggering a social media firestorm months ahead of Halloween.

The "Call Me Caitlyn" costume consists of a padded top, matching shorts and a wig, and is very reminiscent of the outfit Jenner wore on the cover of Vanity Fair.

Spirit Halloween and are one of several retailers carrying the costume, which is selling for $74.99.

"Caitlyn Jenner has proven to be the most important real-life superhero of the year, and Spirit Halloween is proud to carry the costume that celebrates her," the company said in a statement.

Meanwhile, many people on social media are criticizing the costume.

A petition on says, "Do not turn Caitlyn Jenner into a costume. Your profit will only lead to greater transphobia and marginalization of an already at risk community."
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