A Halloween decoration which had been available at Home Depot is no longer being stocked, after a customer complained about it.
A customer to a store in Markham saw the Scary Peeper Creeper, and felt the $29 decoration made light of predatory behavior towards women.
The item is made to look like a man, with a life-sized face, peering into a window.
She launched a complaint and the item was pulled from store shelves and it’s online site.
Paul Berto, the Director of Communications, External Affairs, and Sustainability for Home Depot Canada released the following statement:
Thank you for reaching to us with the concerns raised by this customer. In fact, we agree that this is not in line with our core values and when we heard, we took immediate action and have removed this product from our assortment at Home Depot Canada. We reached out to advise the customer of our actions and apologize. We’re sorry for any offence that was caused.