It's that time of year when people start to plan on what they' like to be for that office or home party. You may want to think twice before donning that offensive costume.

Recently, Good House Keeping came up with 14 offensive Halloween costumes that folks should consider not wearing, lest someone, somewhere, take offense to it.

Here are our top 5 possible 'offensive' costumes.

  1. Clowns - (This is mine) There have been ramblings on Facebook and other social media, that clowns could be a target of violence if seen out in public. This time of year should be a fun time and not a time to plan one's funeral once it's over. Be careful out there!
  2. An ISIS Terrorist - You probably want to stay away from dressing up like an ISIS terrorist. This would consist of a beard, head wrap, hijab and, of course, a backpack. Probably won't set the party at ease with you roaming the halls sipping Kool-Aid.
  3. Blackface Costume - Al Jolson may have gotten away with it, but in 2016, it's not going to go over well. Stay away from controversial costumes that might mark you as prejudice. Some costumes just aren't in good taste.
  4. Transphobic Costumes - It was reported that the 'tranny granny' costume was pulled off of Walmart shelves, due to overwhelming complaints from the LGBTQ community, that it targets and makes fun of transgender grandmothers.
  5. Mentally Ill Person - Dementia, bio-polar disorders and other mental diseases are serious business. No need to trivialize these traumatic disorders and diseases by dressing up in a straight jacket, or acting like the only thing you can say is 'dah.'

Costumes can be funny and creative, but all that is lost if we have an overly offensive costume that is obviously offensive. Having said that, sometimes no matter what you do, someone, somewhere will be offended.

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