Kid’s Pimp Suit Costume

Continuing Mark Blyth’s “Amazon customer reviews as social criticism” theme (earlier instance posted by Robin here), we have this:

41i0q6lnbpl__aa280__2This costume has caused our family all sorts of confusion. We dressed up our son in this pimp suit and took him trick-or-treating downtown. It was pretty crowded on the streets and we lost him for a bit, but when we found him and got him home he took off the costume and he had turned into a 40 year old black man with a strut and a disturbing tendency to want to slap around my wife and teenage daughter. I guess it’s nice that he doesn’t wet the bed anymore, and he says he can find work for our daughter, which is something he has never shown an interest in before, but we don’t understand why he keeps wanting to call her Suga Smoov. Was there some sort of chemical in the fabric that we were supposed to wash out? We think perhaps we should have washed the costume before we put it on little Stevie (who insists we now refer to him as “The Hand”).

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