Fred Rogers rose to fame in the 1960s and continued to be a staple on American television well into 2001 as the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Tom Hanks is set to take on the role of Fred Rogers on November 22 when A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood hits the big screen, following on the heels of the emotional documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor.
But did “Sexy Mister Rogers” ever cross your mind?
Apparently it did for one company and the Mister Rogers Sexy Halloween costume will be one of the latest to hit the shelves for Halloween 2019. And to little surprise, it’s drawn quite the mixed reaction from the internet.
So while his legacy is intact and grabbing attention a lot thanks to films telling his story, that doesn’t mean he’s safe from the unsavory portions of pop culture fandom.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 18, 2019