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Ashley Benson causes outrage after posing in “Cecil The Lion” Halloween costume
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Ashley Benson causes outrage after posing in “Cecil The Lion” Halloween costume

Mfonobong Akpan

Ashley Benson caused a roar on social media after posing in a Cecil The Lion Halloween costume.

Remember Cecil the lion – the lion that was shot and killed by an American dentist in Zimbabwe some months back – Well, the Pretty Little Liars star shared a photograph of herself wearing the sexy low cut gold outfit with a huge fur hood and fake ears after the lion on IG and this didn’t get a good reception. See picture below:

https://instagram.com/p/8gqfQrhEGB/?taken-by=itsashbenzo

She wrote:

“Help! Can’t decide on my Halloween costume this year!” she captioned the pic. “What do you guys thing of this Cecil the Lion costume?”

The 25-year-old beauty quickly realised referencing the wild animal might result in her getting abuse on social media and edited the caption but it was too late.

See fan reactions on Instagram:

“It’s a shame lions can’t wear dead ignorant humans as costumes. Totally unaware d*****.”

Another blasted: “you have to be kidding!’ while others branded it “offensive” and said it was in “bad taste”.

The outfit is sold by fancy dress company Yandy online for $149.95 and a skimpier version is available for $118.95 titled ‘Cecil The Lion Costume’. That’s quite a price to pay to get online abuse.

However the retailer does claim 20 percent of the proceeds of the limited edition fancy dress outfit will be donated to a global conservation organisation. So it’s not all bad.

Guessing Ashley has an idea at least about what not to wear

source: msn