The scandal known as “Dieselgate,” in which VW rigged their TDI vehicles’ software to toggle operation modes depending on whether or not an emissions sensor could be detected, is now having reverberations across many areas of the industry and will end up costing VW billions of dollars. With the future of clean diesel technology and the recall situation looking unclear, many owners of TDI-branded vehicles are feeling let down.
However, HalloweenCostumes.com is adding insult to injury with their take on the situation- a costume that pokes fun of the current scandal. The website advertising the costume reads as follows,
“It’s an outrage! It’s a scandal! And of course, it’s a Halloween costume. In light of the Volkswagen TDI diesel scandal, there is no separating the news from this year’s best “attention getting cringe costume” idea. This is not to trivialize a devastating blow to the car industry, or the countless VW employees it impacts, or the questions it raises about values and ethics. It is, well, comedy. When it hurts too much to cry, it’s time to laugh!
In a year with too many scandals, tasteless costumes, and unfortunate news stories to count on all your fingers and toes, this is just par for the course. The real challenge is finding a way to take something so abstract and make it a tangible outfit. Consider our suggestions on how to put together a Volkswagen Diesel Scandal costume, if you want to be the “Oh, I get it” Halloween 2015 partygoer that starts conversations. (*Note: these conversations may be uncomfortable!)”