Jimmy Savile Zombie Halloween Costume Removed

A Jimmy Savile Zombie costume has been removed from sale as outrage comes from children's charities.

In yet another instance of costume controversy, Amazon.co.uk has become the latest retailer to fall prey to the curse of the offensive Halloween costume.

The zombified version of the disgraced childrens entertainer has been on sale for £14.99 on the site and featured his iconic lurid blue track suit, as well as a fake cigar, silver wig and Jim’ll Fix It medallion. It was even featured as the “perfect for bad taste parties costume”.

A statement from the company confirmed its removal from sale by Sunday night.

Peter Saunders from the National Association of People Abused in Childhood branded the outfit “tasteless, senseless and extremely insensitive.” In an interview with the Sunday Express he said, “Nobody wants to remember Savile’s horrible face, particularly his many victims.”

Many parents are concerned that children will ask for these costumes without understanding the severity of the implications they have, or the offence that might be taken by wearing them.

This is by no means an isolated incident, more rather the latest in a spate from big shopping outlets. Supermarkets Asda and Tesco were last month slandered for their portrayal of a “mental patient” and a “gay best friend doll”, respectively.

Words by Gemma Clark

In Related news a greengrocer in Wigan was recently banned from selling Jimmy Savile Halloween pumpkins.