Toronto: Home depot pulls out 'Scary Pepper Creeper' after voyeurism complaint
The decoration, resembles a hooded man peeking into the room, gets attached to window panes by suction cups. According to Home Depot’s advertisement it s a way to play pranks on "friends and family during Halloween or any other time of the year."
The company also has a video in its website, showing how a woman got scared, as she sees it on entering her bedroom. When she opens the blinds, she gets scared to flee away from the room.
Breanne Hunt-Wells who lodged the complaint says the prank is way too heavy to make up a serious crime against women. She first spotted it in a Markham store of Home Depot.
Hunt-Wells feels, "I fail to see the humour in it.” She further explains, "Voyeurism is a crime in Canada."
After Home Depot was contacted about the complaint, the renovation store conceded that the decoration wasn't "in line" with their values and apologized to Hunt-Wells.
A spokesperson for the company said it "took immediate action" and is in the process of removing the Peeper Creeper from its stores.
(Reporting by Debarati Mukherjee)
(Picture Credit: Home Depot, Canada)