Creepy peeping Tom mask is on sale in UK despite being banned in Canada
A peeping Tom mask is available in the UK despite being removed from sale in Canada.
The Scary Peeper Creeper disguise, which resembles a strange man looking through a window, is available on Amazon.co.uk for £20.37.
The mask plays on the idea of a peeping Tom, who secretly looks at unsuspecting people, and is meant to ‘freak out’ trick-or-treaters and party guests during Halloween.
It can also be placed up against a window and a second version, which costs £39.99, even taps on the glass for added creep factor.
‘I’m all for scary decorations but this one could be really damaging for some,’ a woman from the UK wrote on a LAdBible Facebook thread.
She added: ‘Many people deal with stalking at some point in their lives and this could be very hurtful for them and bring back issues such as PTSD.
Another concerned person said: ‘Well besides causing traumatizing fear in children, elderly or people with health conditions, people outside, walking, in homes or driving by might get shot when someone shoots that face. Too real, too scary.’
Women in Canada had complained about the mask last year, which led to it being taken down at Home Depot stores in the country.
The creator of the mask Morgan Dowtin said he was selling the mask in the UK because there was a big demand for it.
‘The overwhelming public support in favour of our products has been incredible,’ he told the Sun.
‘One of the reasons we are now supplying product to this market is due to the fact that we had so many fans reach out from the UK and other European countries asking how they could buy a Scary Peeper. Because of this, we decided it was time to open up distribution so that the supply would be there to meet the demand.
‘We are very thankful for all of our fans from the European markets and are excited that they will be able to easily access our products through online retailers like Amazon and in many brick and mortar store locations across the region.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Amazon.co.uk for a comment.