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Letter to Spirit of Halloween CEO Regarding Costumes for Sale

Sent:
October 23, 2012
To:
Mr. Steven B. Silverstein Chief Executive Officer and President
Subject:
Letter to Spirit of Halloween CEO Regarding Costumes for Sale

Dear Mr. Silverstein:

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is an organization that is committed to ensuring that among other things, the lives of all blind, partially sighted, and deaf/blind Canadians are respected in the same way that anyone else would expect theirs to be respected.  This would entail that no one has the right to make a mockery of or encourage others to make fun of who we are.

The AEBC recently learned that your company, Spirit Halloween Superstores (or Spencer Gifts, LLC), has been selling a Halloween costume depicted as "Play blind man's bluff or create a blind referee costume - feel your way through the crowd when you create or complete your costume with this walking stick and glasses set." 

For whereas the occasion of Halloween is meant to be one of fun where youngsters get a chance to dress up in costumes of all kinds and ones that demonstrate imagination and creation, we do not believe that this occasion should be used by anyone to poke fun at persons who are Blind, partially sighted, or deaf/blind. 

We find the offering of this type of product to be outrageous, demeaning, and regretful and we believe that an apology should be forthcoming from your company to all blind, partially sighted, and deaf/blind Canadians. 

We will be issuing a press release to this effect and we are attaching a copy for your information.

We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Yours sincerely

Donna J. Jodhan

National President

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians

History

  • This letter, #2562 was sent October 23, 2012 to Mr. Steven B. Silverstein Chief Executive Officer and President: Letter to Spirit of Halloween CEO Regarding Costumes for Sale

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