Epic Takedown of Racist Halloween Costumes (In the Form of a Baking Tutorial!)

Editor’s Note: This video uses the word “crazy” in an ableist way. While we love the humorous content of the video, we know that ableist language is harmful and we hope that as more and more people learn why, we will collectively erase this language from our vocabulary forever.

There’s a lesson to be learned from baking cupcakes. And that lesson is: Don’t appropriate other cultures when you pick a Halloween costume.

Confused? Check out this parody baking tutorial from Kat Lazo for a hilarious and spot-on critique of some pretty messed up costume ideas for the 31st. Because Halloween is no excuse for misogyny and cultural appropriation!

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Kat Lazo is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a self-proclaimed social commentator, media critic, and overall, a woman who questions everything. Having studied Advertising and Marketing Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology, she’s ready to add some feminism to the ad world. Check out more of her writing at TheeKatsMeoww, watch her videos on YouTube, and follow on Twitter @TheeKatsMeoww, Facebook and Tumblr. Read her articles here.