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Disney Star Ashley Benson Generates Controversy For Posing in ‘Sexy Cecil the Lion’ Costume

Halloween costumes often get people into trouble. Every fall there’s a story about a fraternity house wearing blackface or a boss losing his job for wearing something offensive. You have to wonder what possesses people to buy stupid costumes like that, but people don’t learn.

The latest person to cause Halloween costume controversy is ABC Family star Ashley Benson. The Pretty Little Liars actress posted the following picture of herself in a lion costume for Halloween:

While the current caption says, “What do you guys think of this lion costume,” the original one said, “What do you guys think of this cecil the lion costume?”

Let’s just say…people were not happy. US Weekly quoted a few angry Instagram commenters over on their website. One person said, “you called it ‘Cecil the Lion!’ #clueless #smh #insensitive,” while someone else wrote, “It’s a shame lions can’t wear dead ignorant humans as costumes. Totally unaware douche.”

However other commenters were more forgiving. One person wrote, “I love your 'lion’ costume. And it’s even COOLER if it’s in tribute to any particular fallen lion…who is deserving of our mutual love & admiration.” (PUNCTUATION AND CAPS TAKEN FROM ORIGINAL COMMENT)

Honestly, who cares? Even if it was a Cecil the Lion costume, what’s the problem? Everyone tries to wear a Halloween costume that involves some headline from the past year, and Cecil the Lion was one of the biggest ones. And it’s not really mocking that Cecil the Lion was killed. It’s like if someone dressed as JFK with a wig and suit. That’s just honoring him. Now, if they did JFK with blood coming out of his head or something like that, yes, that would be wrong. But this is clearly not the case. It’s just acknowledging that something happened in the news this year.

GET OVER YOURSELF AMERICA!

Anyways, here’s some other pictures of Ashley Benson that will help everyone cool off from this controversy:

#saturday

A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on

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A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on

Mid bite w my b b @shaym

A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on

#Sunday

A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on

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Joseph Misulonas is the Girls co-editor for Playboy.com. He can be found on Twitter at @jmisulonas.

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