This has controversy written all over it.
Yikes. Benson making light of a beloved animal who was cruelly and illegally murdered is SEWWW not cute!
The actress casually captioned the offensive pic:
“Help! Can’t decide on my Halloween costume this year! What do you guys think of this Cecil the lion costume? @yandy#thanksyandy #halloweencostume”
Merp! The Pretty Little Liars star has since changed the copy for the photo to just a mention of a “lion costume.” Perhaps the snap was meant to be a joke?!
In fact, several fans have already criticized the blonde beauty on her IG account for the insensitive getup.
One user wrote:
“Out of everything,you picked this? Looks like someone was desperate for press…”
Ouchie! However, some followers are choosing to stand by the controversial celeb.
Another fan shared:
“I love that you chose to celebrate the life of the beautiful Cecil. For real people back off she’s not condoning animal cruelty: tea fans know. #cecilthelion#celebrate ├░┼╕╦£┬ì keep doing what u do benzo.”
Hmm, we don’t if we agree with this one. Nice spin though!
What do YOU think of Ashley’s costume?! Did it cross the line??
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[Image via Ashley Benson/Instagram.]