Every year it seems there's a new offensive Halloween costume that no one should wear. Yet, someone always tests the waters anyway. This year, one of those not-so-funny options is Ray Rice — because isn't it hilarious and clever to dress as a man who beat his wife? The former Ravens running back was released from his team in September after footage emerged of Rice knocking his wife, Janay, unconscious in an elevator. That very footage is now the theme of a rather disturbing costume.
TMZ posted a photo, obtained from Reddit, of a man wearing a Rice jersey and dragging a blow-up doll behind him. The man and doll are meant to imitate the disturbing scene from the elevator footage that showed Rice assaulting his wife.
When TMZ tweeted the article, Janay responded:
Sad, indeed. Even sadder is the way the world can't seem to stop reminding her of the abusive incident. Imagine if someone paraded around in a costume based on one of the worst things that's ever happened to you and your family? Let's all agree that anyone wearing anything remotely like this costume isn't getting into the party.