Don’t dress up as Ray Rice for Halloween

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(PIX11) — Every Halloween, it’s inevitable that people will dress up in costumes of people/events in pop culture that end up being offensive.

This year, the In Poor Taste costume of choice seems to be that of suspended Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice and his wife Janay.

Rice was suspended indefinitely after surveillance video of him knocking his then-fiance out in an elevator, then dragging her out into a hotel lobby by her leg, was made public.

Photos of couples in blackface dressed up as the athlete and his wife — who is usually sporting a black eye — have been shared countless times on social media.

In other cases, a man (or sadly, a child) wearing a Ray Rice jersey drags around a doll.

Janay responded to the costumes by saying in a tweet, “It’s sad, that my suffering amuses others.”

 

 

 

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