Every Halloween (celebrated on October 31st), a costume that inevitably incites outrage makes its way into the U.S. stores. But all outfits are nothing compared to the soullessness of a James Holmes latex mask that was listed on eBay for $500.
eBay (American on-line auction) user “realface13″ attempted to sell a very realistic-looking mask of the 24-year-old man who is accused of opening fire in a packed theater, killing 12 and wounding 58, in Aurora, Colorado.
The seller claimed the mask was won at a poker tournament in Europe. The seller was asking for at least $500 for the mask.
The listing was quickly removed by eBay on Friday. The company said in a statement:
“The listing was removed because it did not comply with our Offensive Materials policy. Out of respect for victims of violent crimes, eBay does not allow listings that attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering.”