Every Halloween, a costume that inevitably incites outrage makes its way into stores. But the World War II Evacuee and [url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/14/the-most-inappropriate-ha_n_317731.html#s44235&title=Anna_Rexia_Costume]"Anna Rexia"[/url] outfits are nothing compared to the soullessness of a James Holmes latex mask that was listed on eBay for $500.
EBay user "realface13" attempted to sell a very realistic-looking mask of the 24-year-old man who is accused of opening fire in a packed theater, killing 12 and wounding 58, in Aurora, Colo.
The listing, which was initially scheduled to expire a week from now, has been removed from the auction site, but not before Denver Westward caught wind of what is possibly the most offensive Halloween mask of all time.
According to the website, realface13 advertised the product as something to "SHOCK EVERYONE YOU KNOW," and asked potential buyers to, "imagine owning the mask of supposedly the most dangerous mass murderer in US history." The seller claims he acquired the mask, which was custom-designed for a private collector, by winning a high-stakes poker tournament in Europe.
The listing was quickly removed by eBay on Friday. A representative for the company told 9News.com the listing was taken down because it it did not comply with its policy barring offensive materials:
"Out of respect for victims of violent crimes, eBay does not allow listings that attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering."
ABC News spoke with Josh Nolan, one of the injured victims of the theater shooting, who said he was outraged about the listing.
“That just took the cake right there. I’m too upset to think about it," he told the news outlet.
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Tags: James Holmes, Halloween, mask, listed, Ebay, 500 dollars
Location: Colorado, United States (load item map)
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