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Spain’s General Nursing Council calls for a BAN on ‘sєхч’ nurse Halloween costumes loved by celebrities, claiming they ‘attack the dignity of the profession’

Spain’s General Nursing Council has called for a ban on ‘short’ and ‘sєхч’ nurse costumes loved by celebrities.

As thousands take to the streets in a range of weird and wonderful costumes for Halloween, the council has cautioned revellers against nurse outfits arguing that the ‘sexualised, trivial and frivolous’ nurse costumes ‘attack the dignity of the profession’.

The costume, which has been sported by A-listers Paris Hilton and Cardi B, causes offence and ‘denigrates’ nurses,  the council, which represents the 330,000 nurses across Spain says.

The institution have called on large commercial distributors to cease production of the costumes, arguing that ‘sexualised’ nurse costume gives a ‘confusing’ and ‘offensive’ message which attacks the dignity of healthcare professionals.

To maximise the chances of a ‘more egalitarian and equal society’, they say that revellers should opt for a different costume.


Spain 's General Nursing Council has called for a ban on 'short' and 'sexy' nurse costumes loved by celebrities. Paris Hilton is pictured dressed as a nurse

Spain ‘s General Nursing Council has called for a ban on ‘short’ and ‘sєхч’ nurse costumes loved by celebrities. Paris Hilton is pictured dressed as a nurse

The costume, which has been sported by A-listers Paris Hilton and Cardi B , causes offence and 'denigrates' nurses, the council, which represents the 330,000 nurses across Spain says. Cardi B is pictured dressed as a sexy nurse
The costume, which has been sported by A-listers Paris Hilton and Cardi B , causes offence and ‘denigrates’ nurses, the council, which represents the 330,000 nurses across Spain says. Cardi B is pictured dressed as a sєхч nurse

The council further criticised the use of nurses’ costumes for their paradoxical nature, as nurses are healthcare professionals who cure people, whereas Halloween is a day related to death.


The vice president of the General Nursing Council, Raquel Rodríguez, said: ‘We not only report it on Halloween, but also because it is used at parties, bachelor parties, private parties, carnivals.’

‘We call on all fathers and mothers not to dress their sons and daughters in nurse costumes that offend the profession because these practices are normalised and maintained over time until they continue to be used in adulthood.

‘We also call on the educational field to train our students of any age in the respect and dignity of a profession that cares for and protects the health of the population throughout their lives.’

Florentino Pérez Raya, president of the General Nursing Council, said: ‘We nurses do not like having to attend each year with perplexity and indignation at the wave of “sєхч nurse”, “murderer” or “zombie” costumes that offend the public image of a profession whose dedication not only it requires first-class academic and university qualification levels, but is recognised as a bastion of quality healthcare.’


It comes after experts told DailyMail.com that your costume could pose several risks, including fire hazards, skin problems, and dangerous chemicals.

While costumes made from certain materials can catch fire easily, makeup can lead to acne breakouts, skin irritation, and eye infections. And though glitter may be on trend, it could lead to rashes and has been linked to serious illness.

The council further criticised the use of nurses' costumes for their paradoxical nature, as nurses are healthcare professionals who cure people, whereas Halloween is a day related to death. Chloe Ferry is seen dressed as a sexy nurse
The council further criticised the use of nurses’ costumes for their paradoxical nature, as nurses are healthcare professionals who cure people, whereas Halloween is a day related to death. Chloe Ferry is seen dressed as a sєхч nurse

The institution have called on large commercial distributors to cease production of the costumes, arguing that 'sexualised' nurse costume gives a 'confusing' and 'offensive' message which attacks the dignity of healthcare professionals. Love Island's Demi Jones is pictured as a sexy nurse


The institution have called on large commercial distributors to cease production of the costumes, arguing that ‘sexualised’ nurse costume gives a ‘confusing’ and ‘offensive’ message which attacks the dignity of healthcare professionals. Love Island’s Demi Jones is pictured as a sєхч nurse

Fire safety experts have warned that children’s Halloween costumes could be made from materials that cause them to go up in flames.

According to the City of Phoenix Fire Department, the most flammable costume materials are cotton, linen, and silk.

Many costumes are made with a blend of fabrics like polyester, nylon, metallic, cotton, and rayon.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) mandates that all costumes, wigs, and masks must be made from flame-resistant materials like nylon and polyester.

However, these materials can still burn, though they will be easier to extinguish, according to the CPSC.

While these materials are all used in fast fashion items today, costumes tend to use a unique combination of multiple flammable fabrics for different elements of a look.

The coatings added – for instance metallic layers or embellishment – makes them even more risky.

In 2021, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) in the UK tested the flammability of children’s Halloween-themed t-shirts, capes, and witches’ hats.

A video posted by the department shows two child-sized mannequins wearing pumpkin and monster Halloween-themed t-shirts catching fire rapidly, leaving the mannequins blackened and burned.

In the video, Ian Smith, Trading Standards Supervisor, advised parents: ‘Remember to check wigs, masks and if you are going to make a costume, check the material you are using. Get children to wear clothes under their costume for added protection should the worst happen.’

John Smith, director of Fire Risk Assessment Network in the UK, told DailyMail.com: ‘When it comes to children’s Halloween costumes, there are specific materials that can pose a higher risk of flammability.’

‘One of the primary culprits is synthetic fabrics such as polyester and nylon, which are commonly used in costume production. These materials are highly flammable and can ignite quickly if exposed to an open flame or heat source.’

Mr Smith also said that excessive decorative elements like sequins and glitter can contain flammable materials and coatings that can easily catch on fire.

‘If possible, choose costumes made from natural fibers like cotton or wool. These materials are less likely to catch fire compared to synthetics,’ he said.

‘Avoid loose and flowing costumes: Flowing capes, skirts, or sleeves can come into contact with open flames, candles, or pumpkins. Opt for costumes that fit snugly and avoid trailing accessories.’



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