KATIE Piper is dreading Strictly’s Halloween show as the gore-fest sends the wrong message on anyone looking “different”.
The TV presenter, 34, says the graphic make-up sets a bad example to kids.
Katie, who was left with burns to her face and body after an acid attack in 2008, said: “I’m fine with dressing up as a cat or a wizard.
“But the trend towards fake scars, blood and gore seems like a backward step. I’d like to teach our kids that it’s normal to be scarred, disfigured or disabled.
“It’s a taboo that I hope will be defeated within my lifetime. I would like my daughters and their friends to think it’s absolutely unacceptable to insult, criticise or pick on someone because they look in any way different.”
Katie spoke as Strictly prepares for its Halloween extravaganza on October 27.
WENN Carol Kirkwood and her dance partner Pasha Kovalev on Strictly’s 2015 Halloween special[/caption]
Getty Images – Getty Katie, 34, was left with burns to her face and body after an acid attack[/caption]
The presenter before the acid attack of 2008
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Andrew Styczynski – The Sun Strictly’s Katie Piper with dancing partner Gorka Marquez at rehearsals in North London[/caption]
In the past the costume department has painted stitches, blood and scars on to both the pro dancers and contestants.
Yesterday a spokesman said they were mindful of being a pre-watershed show with lots of families watching.
He added: “We are sensitive not to scare or offend any viewers with our costumes or make-up.”
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