A Halloween decoration called the Scary Peeper Creeper has been pulled by Home Depot after a customer in Markham complained.
The decoration, designed to be a prank, is made to look like a man, with a life-sized face, peering into a window. It can be placed on the outside of a window by suction cups to scare the people inside the house. The customer felt the decoration made light of predatory behaviour towards women.
After the complaint it was pulled from the store and the online store.
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.