Negative Response To Whitey Bulger Halloween Costume

Monday, October 10th 2011, 8:13 am
By: News On 6

BOSTON -- A notorious mob boss accused of ordering a 1981 hit on a Tulsa businessman is still stirring up controversy.

iParty created a Whitey Bulger Halloween costume and it has a lot of folks upset.

It's an orange jumpsuit that reads "busted" on the front and "Whitey" on the back.

Bulger is charged with nineteen murders, including the murder of Roger Wheeler at Tulsa's Southern Hills Country Club back in 1981.

Some say creating a costume for him shows a total lack of respect for the victims' families.

"What type of clown would come up with an idea like that, I think iParty should pull that from their shelves and they should be completely embarrassed about it," said Tommy Donohue, victim's son.

iParty released a statement saying, "Whitey Bulger is one of the worst villains of all time and it appears that he is the 'villain of choice' this Halloween."

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