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Mum Faces Backlash After Dressing Kids In Squid Game Costumes For Halloween

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Mum Faces Backlash After Dressing Kids In Squid Game Costumes For Halloween

A mum who dressed her children up as characters from Netflix show Squid Game has received backlash when she posted a photo of them on social media.

Amyleigh Harrison, 27, from Doncaster, bought the recognisable costumes for her two young sons to dress up in for Halloween.

Mum Amyleigh posted a photo of her sons on social media (Credit: Caters News agency)
Mum Amyleigh posted a photo of her sons on social media (Credit: Caters News agency)

After posting a photo of Finlay, eight, and Conlon, six, Amyleigh was criticised for letting her sons dress up as the characters from the survival thriller, but hit back at the claims, saying it was "their choice" and that people were "overreacting".

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Despite the adult content of the show, Amyleigh said that children are already aware of it, thanks to its huge popularity, and she expects it to be a popular choice of Halloween costume this year.

Amyleigh's sons Finlay and Conlon (Credit: Caters News Agency)
Amyleigh's sons Finlay and Conlon (Credit: Caters News Agency)

She said: "They asked for the costume, and they were adamant they didn't want to be anything else.

"It's just a costume for Halloween, what do people think I should dress them as? Peppa Pig?"

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Amyleigh said her sons have seen clips of the show online.

She added: "They've seen the odd clip on TikTok and Youtube and apparently they try to play red light green light in the playground.

"I don't think it's any different to the 'what time is it Mr wolf' game we used to play as kids, except people get shot instead of eaten."

Amyleigh and her two sons (Credit: Caters News Agency)
Amyleigh and her two sons (Credit: Caters News Agency)
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She responded to claims that the costumes were "inappropriate", saying: "I can't see what is wrong with the costume, they don't fully understand the show and I've seen far worse costumes designed and sold for kids.

"Doctor and nurse costumes covered in blood, fake knifes, axes and gruesome costumes covered in blood and gore.

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and there's always going to be those people that don't agree, that's just part of life.

"Squid Game is the latest craze and my children wanted to be a part of it, there's been no harm done."

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But some commenters weren't happy about the choice of outfit, calling the costumes "disturbing", "inappropriate" and "completely wrong".

Others strongly criticised her decision and called her a 'bad mum'.

But Amyleigh was adamant that children should be allowed to dress up however they want.

"People let their children dress up as superhero's like Spider-Man, those movies are full of violence but people don't seem to have a problem with that," she said.

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"I think it would be stupid to ban them, kids need role play in their lives. That's just my opinion."

She added: "As long as my kids are happy. Then so am I."

Featured Image Credit: Caters News Agency/Netflix

Topics: Life News, Life

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