Pimps are criminals—not costumes

Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Updates

Halloween can bring out the monster in all of us—sometimes unintentionally. Because what you might think is funny could hurt someone else. Case in point: pimp costumes.

Sure, funky hats and purple leisure suits look silly, but the class of criminal they represent is anything but fun. Real-life pimps are almost always manipulative people who use force, fraud, and coercion to lure the vulnerable into the illegal sex trade, profiting off others’ suffering. Demand Abolition asked My Life My Choice Associate Director Audrey Morrissey—a trafficking survivor—to explain how it makes her feel to see guys dress up as “funny” pimps on Halloween.

Please share this video on all of your social media channels to remind people that pimps are criminals—not costumes.