'Anna Rexia' Halloween Costume: Tasteless or Funny?

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The Village Voice reports that Ricky's NYC in New York City has dropped its controversial 'Anna Rexia' costume because of outcries fromactivists that it mocks eating disorders. 

The costume features a black mini-dress, glittery skeleton design, headband, choker,  'Anna Rexia' badge and a belt that looks like a measuring tape.

William Walters, of the National Eating Disorders Association, told the Village Voice: "It makes light of something really serious... It's hard for us to find it funny. It makes light of something really serious."

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After an angry reaction online to the dress this morning, Ricky's NYC removed the item from its shelves.

A Ricky's spokesman told the Village Voice that "the store wasn't supposed to be selling the Anna Rexia costume anymore."

On the costumer's web site, the product description read: "Make no bones about it - this dress will spark some conversations."

For more information about eating disorders and where to seek help, visit www.eatingdisordersonline.com


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