'Peeping Tom' Halloween Masks Banned In Canada, Now Being Sold In UK
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A horrifying Halloween mask that was pulled from stores in Canada, following a series of complaints, is now available to buy here in Britain.
The Scary Peeper Creeper mask caused outrage as it is modelled on a 'peeping Tom' but is now available to buy on Amazon UK for the curious price of £20.37 ($26.79). Check out the creepy ways they've been used to 'prank' people in this video:
Ironically, the only person I can imagine would like to dress up as a total fucking pervert is somebody who's already a creep, making it the most pointless Halloween costume in the world.
There's also a more expensive version of the mask - clocking in at £39.99 ($52.56) - which taps on windows when it senses movement, and there's also a balaclava-clad version. Erm, lovely.
The original mask was pulled from Home Depot stores in Canada last year, with the advert for the product reading: "Hang facing out to freak out trick-or-treaters during Halloween or mount him facing in to scare unsuspecting guests at your Halloween party."
Many women were appalled by the prop.
One woman commented on Facebook: "I'm all for scary decorations but this one could be really damaging for some. Many people deal with stalking at some point in their lives and this could be very hurtful for them and bring back issues such as PTSD.
"This goes past a normal prank into something that can cause deep emotional issues for survivors of abuse and stalking."
Another wrote: "I bet there were a lot of phone calls to waste police time because of a messed up in the head, freaky toy. What's wrong with people who thinks scaring the shit out of others is funny? That's pure messed up."
A third added: "Well, besides causing traumatising fear in children, elderly or people with health conditions, people outside, walking, in homes or driving by might get shot when someone shoots that face. Too real, too scary."
But Morgan Dowtin, who invented the prop, told the Sun Online: "The overwhelming public support in favour of our products has been incredible.
"We are so glad that for the most part, people understand the intended use of our products.
"One of the reasons we are now supplying products to this market is due to the fact that we had so many fans reach out from the UK and other European countries asking how they could buy a Scary Peeper. Because of this, we decided it was time to open up distribution so that the supply would be there to meet the demand.
"We are very thankful for all of our fans from the European markets and are excited that they will be able to easily access our products through online retailers like Amazon and in many brick and mortar store locations across the region."