Ashley Benson Backtracks After Posing in Controversial Cecil the Lion Halloween Costume
Ashley Benson edited her Instagram caption to omit Cecil's name
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star first posted a photo of the gold getup — designed by lingerie retailer Yandy — Tuesday afternoon.
Courtesy Ashley Benson
“Help! Can’t decide on my Halloween costume this year! What do you guys think of this Cecil the Lion costume?” she originally captioned her Instagram, according to E! News.
After commenters questioned the sensitivity of the sexy ensemble, Benson re-uploaded the image with a new caption about “this lion costume,” omitting Cecil’s name.
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But don’t start a boycott yet: Yandy’s real, $118.95 Cecil costume (which is actually skimpier than the generic jungle cat version Benson rocked), features faux fur and promotes a good cause: 20 percent of the proceeds go toward the Global Conservation Organization.
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— Michele Corriston