A few months ago I was thrift shopping and came across three tiny black Hooters girls tops & one pair of only-a-toddler-could-fit-in-these (I kid you not) matching black shorts. I bought them & knew that was my Halloween costume. I was able to get two of my girl friends to dress up with me & we’re going to have a slutty good time in our teenie-weenie outfits as a Hooters girl trio.
Now, as much as I enjoy indulging and prefer the sexy to the spooky side of Halloween since I don’t do gruesome very well (although I wouldn’t want the holiday without it as I do enjoy a good cringe), I must say that my costume is a total JOKE. Hooters girls and the company itself are a complete joke and stands for so many things I abhor and detest: sports, the military, ethically inconsiderate and nutritionally devoid “food” (yeah eat that shit & you’ll never look like a Hooters girl), breast implants, mindless cookie-cutter superficiality, male dominated sexual exploitation of women, need I go on?
This part of their website on their image beautifully illustrates the idiotic American standard that is a Hooters girl. The company admits the concept is tacky in that it centers around the sex appeal of their waitresses, but they stop short of being completely honest and admitting they are supports and cultivators of stupidity, ignorance, and slavery. They delight (and profit) in keeping people dumb by focusing regularly on the distractors from what’s really important. They attract girls who by most means are dumb blondes and brunettes that contribute very little, if anything, to a progressive advancement of our world; representing the worst side of female sexuality in my opinion.
So why dress up as one? Because I’m brain-washed too. Because I am a product of my environment and have been influenced into enjoying such shallow behaviors along with everyone else. Because I am an admittedly hyper-sexual person (who isn’t these days) and like to look like a cheap skank sometimes. Call it a vice. I quit smoking, quit doing recreational drugs, quit drinking, work hard on having a strong marriage, am a student and proponent of critical thinking, and have dedicated my life towards fighting the slavery and oppression that surrounds us all. But I love a good celebration and chose to take a night off from fighting all the degradation and just enjoy it with my friends.
Halloween is pure ridiculous fun- that. is. it. It’s a time when fear becomes enjoyable and we all get to do what we really want to do, bring out the child in ourselves. Well not the sex part, but the dressing up and having kooky parties part. :) So enjoy your holiday, be safe, and try not to be too much of an asshole this Halloween!
Okay, so this is a few photos. Some totally rad pumpkins for your spooky holiday weekend!