Disabled Campaigners Criticise Amazon Over Blind Referee Halloween Costume
29 October 2018, 09:19
Amazon have come under fire for selling a Halloween costume of a blind referee.
The fancy dress outfit comes with a black and white striped top and black trousers - the uniform of an American football referee - as well as dark glasses and a white stick.
Dr Tom Pey of the Royal Society for Blind Children accused the seller of creating a joke product "at the expense of blind children".
One furious commenter on Amazon wrote: "I can't believe a company would encourage kids to dress up as someone with a disability.
"Why don't we just go a head encourage a mockery of amputees and cancer patients while we're at it? Thank you for telling my child that he is no more than a monster to be made fun of each year."