Bay Guardian Swept up in Backlash Over 'Croc Hunter' Costume

november 1, 2006  10:57 am
U.S. Halloween revelers wearing the guise of Steve Irwin have triggered a furor Down Under. The Age and The Australian, two of the country's largest dailies, cited the San Francisco Bay Guardian among the arbiters of bad taste for ranking "Croc Hunter" garb No. 1 on its list of "Great Bad Ideas for Halloween Costumes." The Bay Guardian kept company with culprits such as comedian Bill Maher, who sported a khaki shirt replete with bloody barb at a Los Angeles Halloween party.