Halloween costume of Ahmed Mohamed, aka ‘clock boy,’ debuts

(AP Photo/LM Otero)
(AP Photo/LM Otero)

This year has already seen its fair share of Halloween costume controversy. A “Cecil the lion” costume and a costume mocking Caitlyn Jenner‘s debut as a woman on Vanity Fair’s cover hit stores this past summer.

The most recent costume to raise eyebrows this year is that of a Texas schoolboy.

Dallas-area Muslim teenager Ahmed Mohamed first made headlines mid-September when he was arrested for bringing to school a clock that was mistaken for a bomb.

Since the incident, which drew a national discussion about Islamophobia and race, Mohamed has gone on to garner worldwide recognition and support, including from President Obama and NASA.

Now, building off the buzz, costume company Costumeish has created a costume so adults everywhere can copy the 14-year-old’s likeness.


For $79.99, the “Clock Boy Meme” costume will get you a NASA shirt, glasses, fake handcuffs and a case with electrical parts that to some recall a clock and to others, a bomb.

If you don’t think the fact that adults are dressing like a real-life kid isn’t controversial, you might note that tagged in Costumeish’s tweet introducing the costume is comedian Bill Maher, an outspoken critic of Islam and defender of those of who arrested the 14-year-old.


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