Halloween just got scarier for fans of the beloved PBS show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
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The cause? A new costume meant to look like a “sexy” version of Mr. Rogers himself -- and Twitter users are not thrilled.
The model for the costume is also pictured holding puppets resembling those that the real Mr. Rogers used on his children’s television show.
The puppets -- as well as a wig featured in the images -- have to be bought separately, according to the costume description.
Despite the late Mr. Rogers’ popularity, the sexy costume was blasted on Twitter after pictures of the costume were posted online.
“Mr. Rogers is Saint-like status. Can we just not?” one person asked.
Another person tweeted: “This is gross. Also, Mr. Rogers is already sexy Mr. Rogers.”
“There’s a sexy Mr. Rogers costume just in time for Halloween and that is not the type of neighbour Fred was aiming for,” one user said.
Someone else wrote: “Not my Mr. Rogers!”
“They made a sexy Mr. Rogers costume. We are all doomed!” another person tweeted.
Yandy did not immediately respond to FOX Business’ request for comment.
“Our goal at Yandy is to create costumes that are sexy, fashion-forward and light-hearted. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and neither do our customers,” the spokesperson said.
“We know Halloween is a time to dress up, have some fun, and also be sassy,” the spokesperson added. “Yandy shoppers are witty, smart and don’t shy away from a bit of snarkiness, which makes them all the more sexy in our opinion.”