With Halloween drawing closer, parents are scrambling to get suitable costumes for their kids.
And what better way to dress up your child, but in a military-inspired regimentals? Add ‘Israeli’ to that and you’re good to go to collect some candies from the neighbours.
Walmart has ruffled some feathers by selling a Halloween costume of an Israeli soldier for children.
At a whopping $27.44 (RM 117.14), the US retailer sells the offensive costume complete with a fake Uzi machine gun, the exact replica of the very gun that is used in many Middle Eastern terror conflicts.
And as usual, the Americans are quick to strike back.
Several people have taken to Walmartâ€™s website to condemn the costume in the reviews.
One review, titled â€˜Costume of the Chosen Apartieid Armyâ€™, reads: “Your little one can now go to his friendâ€™s house, and take over their bedroom, and all of their toys and claim that God has given him/her the right to take it.
“If the friend refuses, your little IDF soldier can respond with force, and if they fight back, claim anti-Semitism, the right to defend their new room full of God given toys and level the whole family and neighbourhood block!”
Others took to Twitter to share their views on the costume, with many referencing the current violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
And the IDF soldier costume is not the only controversial garb sold in Walmart.
Social media users also pointed out the selling of a prosthetic â€˜Sheik Fagin Noseâ€™, which featured a stereotypical large nose on a man who appears to be an Arab.-MYNEWSHUB.CC