It’s October, which means Halloween is just around the corner! So celebrities and ~lay people~ alike are scouring their brains for creative, topical, funny and sexy costumes.
While you may have a “brilliant” idea for a offensive costume, here at In Touch Weekly, we have some advice for you… Just don’t do it. Trust us. Don’t. Do. It.
We have a feeling Ashley Benson had to learn this lesson the hard way after she shared her “Cecil The Lion” costume with her millions of Instagram followers!
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Help! Can’t decide on my Halloween costume this year! What do you guys think of this lion costume? @yandy #thanksyandy #halloweencostume A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on Oct 6, 2015 at 1:57pm PDT
Help! Can’t decide on my Halloween costume this year! What do you guys think of this lion costume? @yandy #thanksyandy #halloweencostume
A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on Oct 6, 2015 at 1:57pm PDT
The Pretty Little Liars actress, 25, shared her ~sexy feline~ costume and wrote, “Can’t decide on my Halloween costume this year! What do you guys think of this Cecil the Lion costume?”
She since removed the “Cecil the Lion” part from her caption — as people didn’t take too kindly to her dressing up as the exotic animal who was killed earlier this year by an American dentist who paid a large sum of money to hunt the beautiful creature!
Activists protest outside the office of Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed Cecil. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Ash is hardly the first star to make such a tasteless Halloween faux-pas in Hollywood!
Check out our gallery for six more of the most offensive celebrity costumes of all time!
For Kate Hudson’s Halloween party, Lily Allen dressed up as Dr. Luke… you know, the producer who Kesha is suing for sexual assault and battery ? Alleging he forced himself on her? And got her drunk so he could take advantage? Yeah… That one.
And in case it wasn’t already tasteless enough, the British singer stated on his nameplate that he was from the “gynecology department.”
Here’s a tip for all our readers — if your costume is making light of violence or rape in any way whatsoever, it’s probably not a great idea to wear it! The more you know!