With the Halloween season approaching, wigs have been a popular item for putting together the perfect costume. But one wig in particular the “Ghetto Fab” model has had a lot of people up in arms. The good news is retailers heard the outcry loud and clear and removed the offensive hairpiece.
Now that it’s off the shelves, the question is — HOW THE HELL DID IT GET MADE IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Over the last few weeks several dedicated Bossip readers wrote in to complain about the “Ghetto Fab” wig they encountered at Party City and Kohl’s stores across the country. Apparently we weren’t the only ones getting complaints, because when you visit the Kohl’s website where the wig could previously be found the product is no longer available and the offensive packaging has also been removed from display.
Here’s the actual packaging. (Shout out to our New Orleans reader Aundra for the photo)
Does this costume offend you? Would it be offensive if your white neighbor or co-worker met you at a Halloween party wearing this and calling themselves “Ghetto Fab”? Should retailers just steer clear of words like “Ghetto” and “Urban” in their packaging.