The Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume continues to be a heated debate in terms of where to draw the line between the funny and the offensive.
Some paint it as harmless Halloween fun, while others (including GLAAD) see it as a deeply offensive joke at the expense of the trans community.
I think a Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume is HILARIOUS lmao
— Stephanie Sanders (@SnappleJesus) August 25, 2015
the caitlyn jenner halloween costumes are disgusting. being trans isn't a "costume" and treating it as such is ignorant & transphobic
— spooky meme (@STUDlOGHOUL) August 25, 2015
So leave it to The View’s resident word vomitress Raven-Symoné to weigh in on the debate in typical nonsensical fashion.
“I’m a part of the LGBT community,” she reminded us, “and I’ve seen Caitlyn’s costume done on RuPaul’s Drag Race…”
Honey, Season 7 of Drag Race wrapped up in June and Caitlyn’s iconic VF cover didn’t come out until July.
Then, defying any sense of logic, Raven-Symoné offered up her view on the matter:
“As long as you’re not poking fun at it and you’re actually doing it to say ’Hey, this is what it is,’ it’s Halloween. It’s Halloween.”
What Ms. Raven-Symoné is likely referring to is an image that circulated of Season 4 winner Sharon Needles dressed as Caitlyn, however that was not on the show. And furthermore, Needles is a drag queen, the art of female illusion, her look was not simply a costume meant to evoke a chuckle.
Watch the cringe-worthy clip below.