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17 Of The Most Offensive Halloween Costumes Celebrities Have Ever Worn

People are obsessed with finding the perfect Halloween costume and yet oftentimes Halloween costumes still go terribly wrong. Despite their exalted social status this is even true for celebrities, who face a much larger and harsher spotlight than regular people. Some celebrity Halloween costumes are great while others are a great big yikes. Whether it’s a simple matter of Halloween costume fails or of straight-up racist Halloween costumes, here are a few celebrity Halloween costumes that missed the mark…or worse. 

1. Prince Harry as a Nazi (2005)

2. Paris Hilton as a Native American (2010)

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3. Chris Brown as a terrorist (2012)

4. Shaun White as “Simple Jack” from Tropic Thunder (2018)

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5. Julianne Hough as “Crazy Eyes” from Orange Is The New Black (2013)

6. Heidi Klum as the Hindu goddess Kali (2008)

7. Hilary Duff and her boyfriend as a Pilgrim and Native American (2016)

8. Pretty Little Liars’ Ashley Benson as Cecil the Lion (2015)

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9. Jeff Ross as Joe Paterno (2012)

10. Chrissy Teigen as a Native American (2008)


11. Colton Haynes as Kanye West (2011)

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12. Colton Haynes as Ghandi (2012)

13. Ashley Tisdale in a “sexy” Day of the Dead costume (2016)

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14. Tia Mowry as a geisha (2013)

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15. The Chainsmokers as “Ebrola” during the Ebola virus outbreak (2014)

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16. Kylie Jenner as an “eskimo” (2015)

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17. Real Housewives’ Luann de Lesepps as Diana Ross (2017)

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