Target Blasted Over 'Illegal Alien' Costume

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2009 11:55 AM CDT
The offending costume.   (Provided image)

(Newser) – Target has apologized for an "illegal alien" Halloween costume that comes complete with green card and orange jail suit. The company is removing the costume from its website after Hispanic groups complained. "It's very disturbing," an official with the League of United Latin American Citizens tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Target says it never should have made the cut of appropriate suits. "We apologize. This was never intended to be part of our assortment."