EUGENE, Ore. -- There’s just over a month left until Halloween, and excitement is brewing for many children counting down the days until they can trick-or-treat in costume.
Some parents looking through Walmart's Halloween section said the name of one costume for two-year-old girls caught their eye. While the costume has the same knee-length dress as others on the kid’s aisle, the “Naughty Leopard” name attracted some attention.
Our reporters tried purchasing the costume Wednesday morning at the W. 11th location, however the costume rung up as “item not for sale”. Walmart spokesperson Danit Marquardt later confirmed that their stores are pulling the costumes from the shelves.
“It was never our intention to offend anyone and we apologize to any customers who may have been offended by the name of the costume,” Marquardt said over the phone.
Parents our team spoke with on Wednesday have mixed reactions to the costume.
“I think they need to keep their innocence as long as possible, so I wouldn't be a huge fan of putting my daughter in a naughty leopard costume,” said Emily Roper.
Other parents, like Terri Winn, said that they weren't that offended by the costume.
"It's fine as long as it's appropriate for children and it's not showing anything,” Winn said.