Florida State University says a Harambe Gorilla Costume is ‘Cultural Appropriation’

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

Huh?! Really? A gorilla costume is offensive?

Florida State University is reminding students in one residence hall to avoid wearing Harambe costumes this Halloween in order to avoid “cultural appropriation.”

Students living on the first floor of Deviney Hall at FSU are being greeted by a bulletin board adapted from an ad campaign titled “My Culture is Not a Costume,” photos of which were provided to Campus Reform.

The FSU board includes several photos from theoriginal ad campaign, which began at Ohio University in 2011, and six additional photos of Halloween costumes that can be considered culturally appropriative, including an Arabian princess, a samurai warrior, and a bullfighter.