TMZ reports Shaun White has gotten a bit of negative feedback from his Halloween costume, "Simple Jack," based off Ben Stiller's character from the 2008 movie Tropic Thunder. That character, who has intellectual challenges, is often referred to as the "r-word." The movie received flack for that treatment when it first came out, so you'd think White would have caught on by now, or at least googled the character to make sure it was OK to use for Halloween. According to TMZ Sports, the Special Olympics put out a statement slamming the move, stating "Disability is not a joke nor should it be a punchline. We hope that Shaun White and others learn that this just continues stigma, stereotypes and discrimination."
If that's not bad enough, here's a list of other controversial Halloween costumes by celebrities over the years. And yes, black face is involved.