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Criticism Over Risqué Halloween Costumes at Universal Studios Japan Floods Japanese Social Media 

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According to WDWNT,  Japanese news outlets are today reporting on a “swirl of controversy” across social media regarding one group’s risqué cosplay during Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Japan. 

The since-deleted post/photo which started this controversy/debate was originally posted by Instagram user @yuika.nyan and reposted by Twitter user @ninnin_gen. The reposted image can be found below:

According to Yahoo! News (via WDWNT), many criticized the women who are in photo. However, they claim that they were wearing hoodies and cardigans to cover up before this photo was taken. 

The complaints were largely about the two women at the front of the photo. Some social media users called for the women to be banned from the park, or at least removed immediately.

Guests are permitted to wear costumes all day during Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, and risqué costumes are not uncommon at the park during the event. 

According to WDWNT, official park rules state that “costumes that may offend public order and morals, or violate laws regarding public decency (such as tattoos and excessive skin exposure deemed unfit for that park) are not allowed. 

Universal Studios Japan and “shitagiyuniba” were trending on Twitter today and yesterday as a result. 

Shitagiyuniba translated into English is Underwear Universal, according to Google translate.

Here’s what Universal Studios Japan PR Department told Yahoo! News via the established outlet: 

“We do not allow guestss to enter the park dressed in this manner. If the guest had changed clothes in the park, we would have stopped them from wearing this. It is truly regrettable that the name of the park has been spread in this way.”

Universal Studios Japan PR via Yahoo News via WDWNT

H/T WDWNT 

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