There are few figures in this world that are as universally beloved and pure as Fred Rogers, host of the long-running children’s show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
The iconic image of Fred Rogers taking off his shoes and putting on his cardigan has lived with many children well into their adulthood. This Halloween, however, many young people will experience something absolutely no one was expecting:
A sexy Mr. Rogers costume.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 18, 2019
Most people on Twitter were quick to point out there was already such a costume.
As if there’s an unsexy Mr. Rogers https://t.co/0aV8Ja5wIm
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) September 18, 2019
When you realize the “Sexy Mr. Rogers costume” has existed since 1968 pic.twitter.com/OELWA6GCWQ
— The Breaks (@WatchTheBreaks) September 19, 2019
So thisis the new "sexy Mr Rogers" Halloween costume. Lots of people are offended by it. The only part that offends me is that it lightly implies the actual Mr Rogers costume isn't sexy. pic.twitter.com/G6mkoMWOLc
— Alex (@derwood773) September 19, 2019
Of course, other options were available.
Can't believe they made a Sexy Mr. Rogers costume when Mr. McFeely was RIGHT. THERE.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 20, 2019
The arrival of Sexy Mr. Rogers here on Earth can’t be a good sign for humanity.
Someone made a sexy Mr Rogers costume we are all doomed https://t.co/iD6KXdcE5v
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) September 18, 2019
i'm convinced that the yearly "oh no why is there a sexy version of [BLANK]" is just a way to drum up impressions on specific Halloween costume websites. sexy mr. rogers costume is half of a sexy schoolgirl costume and booty shorts.
— jessamyn (@thedollhazing) September 19, 2019
I put Mr. Roger’s head on the “Sexy Mr. Rogers” Halloween costume and now you have to see it too. pic.twitter.com/ZGWqE2qO04
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) September 19, 2019
Many wished they could forget the image as soon as it had arrived on their social media feeds.
There’s a…. “sexy mr Rogers” costume for women with a red crop top and booty shorts… I…. pic.twitter.com/oBF6vNuHDi
— lil wasabae🔫 (@ekelanii) September 19, 2019
The costume reminded some people of other memorable outfits.
The sexy Mr. Rogers costume reminds me more of Warrant’s Cherry Pie video of my youth
— Danielle Sepoltergeist (@ellesep) September 19, 2019
I feel like this "sexy Mr. Rogers" costume could also double as my Ms. Monopoly Halloween costume this year pic.twitter.com/qxxecJQLBX
— Carly Ledbetter (@ledbettercarly) September 19, 2019
Twitter begged for the costume to disappear.
There’s not a single chance I’d see this costume and think ohhh there’s sexy Mr. Rogers… nope. https://t.co/o5h5LLpT60
— Melissa (@SheLikesSportss) September 19, 2019
There’s a sexy Mr. Rogers costume just in time for Halloween and that is not the type of neighbour Fred was aiming for. pic.twitter.com/lc9nPTbbSE
— Lisa W (@MsBehavior) September 19, 2019
This Halloween, something unfathomably terrible will be released among us…
And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
— Katie Anthony (@yokatykatikate) September 19, 2019
Me, returning my “Sexy Mr. Rogers” costume out of fear of being cancelled: pic.twitter.com/nRjt78hT6B
— Hot Dad Sometimes Sad (@hobbsisme) September 19, 2019
I have 5k words in me on the Sexy Mr. Rogers costume but I will not say them because I am upset.
— Melissa Batchelor Warnke 🦁 (@velvetmelvis) September 19, 2019
The costume is being sold by Yandy (the same people who produced the sexy Handmaid’s Tale costume from 2018) for $59.95.
But that’s not all! For an extra $12.95, you can also wear a sexy grey wig, fake eyebrows, and two fun Mr. Rogers style puppets.
Dear @PartyCity, I do not mean to be crude on here but I was thinking about getting this Sexy Mr. Rogers costume but I cannot tell where I am supposed to put my 'Package'??? pic.twitter.com/eC22N2Z8wg
— Bob Scott (@ThatManBobScott) September 19, 2019
The quiet whisper you hear is the sound of my soul leaving my body https://t.co/fbNKxeISt7
— Maura Judkis (@MauraJudkis) September 19, 2019
Please, if you’re considering going to a party as sexy Mr. Rogers this year, take a long moment, look at your life, and try to figure out where you went wrong.
You won’t regret it.
The “Sexy Mr. Rogers” costume isn’t.
— Tim Fall (@tim_fall) September 19, 2019
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