Project Anti-Disguise
  September 22, 2004 01:59 PM
October 18, 2002
Asian Americans Protest Offensive Costume

Local Company Issued An Apology

SAN DIEGO -- A group of Asian Americans are protesting against a North County costume manufacturer for a mask they consider highly offensive.

The group says they are angry over a controversial Halloween costume known as "Kung Fool" made by Disguise Incorporated in Poway.

The costume includes a mask with slanted eyes and oversized buckteeth.

A spokesperson for a Chinese American organization says the costume perpetuates harmful stereotypes of Asian Americans.

Disguise has issued an apology and asked retailers to return the offending outfit.

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