Amazon Selling QAnon Halloween Costumes for Children

Amazon is selling Halloween costumes for children that promote the far-right QAnon conspiracy.

The online retailer is currently selling a host of capes, hats and other apparel which feature slogans and logos linked to the baseless theory that believes President Donald Trump is conducting a secret war against the "deep state" and Democrats who are behind a Satanic pedophile ring.

Among some of the items currently available to buy include a "QAnon Patriotic Flag" wizard/witch costume that has the QAnon slogan "Where we go one we go all" on the cape and hooded cloak with QAnon and "are you paying attention?" written on the back.

A "Deepstate Hooded Cape" with a large Q on fire and a "QAnon Eagle" witch's hat are also for sale.

The items, which are being sold via third parties, are listed as being for children.

Despite social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter cracking down on QAnon and fellow retailer site Etsy banning all merchandise linked to the conspiracy, Amazon is still selling hundreds of QAnon items, including books, stickers and flags.

Halloween ideas? How about wrapping your child in a cloak of paranoia, fear, and dissociative disorders?

— Modus Tollens (@seanconner2023) October 18, 2020

In 2019, a book promoting the QAnon theory entered the top 75 of all books sold on Amazon.

QAnon: An Invitation to the Great Awakening also featured in the algorithmically generated "Hot new releases" section on Amazon's books landing page after climbing to 56 on the chart.

In the past, Amazon has been criticized for selling far-right and neo-Nazi materials and items.

Amazon has been contacted for comment about the QAnon costumes.

Having started on the fringes of the internet in sites such as controversial message board 4Chan, QAnon has now moved into mainstream politics, with several congressional candidates expressing support for the theory.

Last week, President Donald Trump was criticized after he failed to denounce the movement, whose members have frequently shown up at his rallies, when asked to do so by NBC Town Hall moderator host Savannah Guthrie.

"I know nothing about QAnon, I know very little," Trump said.

"Let me just tell you what I do hear about it is they are very strongly against pedophilia and I agree with that."

After Guthrie brings up the suggestion of there being a "satanic pedophile cult," Trump replies: "I know nothing about it. I don't know that and neither do you know that."

In August 2020, Trump described QAnon as "people that love our country," and who "like me very much" during a White House press briefing.

When asked about the theory that he is saving the world from satanic pedophiles, Trump responded: "Is that supposed to be a bad thing? If I can help save the world from problems I'm willing to do it, I'm willing to put myself out there."

Trump has also promoted Twitter accounts linked to QAnon to his 87 million followers hundreds of times down the years.

Recently, Trump shared a link which falsely claimed Joe Biden ordered a helicopter full of NAVY Seals be shot down to cover that Osama bin Laden's body double was actually killed in 2011 and the 9/11 mastermind is still alive.

Close-up of sign with logo on facade of the regional headquarters of ecommerce company Amazon in the Silicon Valley town of Sunnyvale, California, October 28, 2018. The site has been found selling Halloween costumes for children which promote the far-right QAnon conspiracy. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty