Target pulls offensive "Illegal Alien" costume

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Forget offensive, this costume is just dumb.

​Target has pulled a Halloween costume that some in the Latino community found offensive.

The costume showed a space alien carrying a green card and included a prison-like jumpsuit with "Illegal Alien" stamped across the front.

When word of the costume got out, several Latino groups publicly complained that the costume was insensitive.

Executive director of the Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights, Angelica Salas, called the costume "distasteful, mean-spirited, and ignorant..." Lizette Olmos, national communications director for the League of United Latin American Citizens, referred to the costume as "really disturbing"

Target says that the costume was never intended to be on the website and blames the mistake on human error during data entry.

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