There’s been a lot made about tasteless Halloween costumes this year. But I’d argue it doesn’t get more tasteless than making your young son dress up like a KKK member.
Virginia mom Jessica Black tells WHSV that the wildly inappropriate costume is okay because it’s a “family tradition.”
“My brother has [work the Klansmen costume] when he was in Kindergarten and when he was 13,” Black told the local ABC affiliate after a Facebook user posted the photo to the station’s page.
Unfortunately, Black isn’t just a big fan of tasteless costumes. She’s all about the KKK and what they represent.
“It’s supposed to be white with white. Black with black. Man with woman and all of that. That’s what the KKK stands for. The KKK every year, raises money to donate to the St. Jude’s,” said Jessica Black.
Oh, I see.
Fortunately, the little guy doesn’t seem aware of the meaning behind wearing the costume in the first place; when the station asked the little boy why he wanted to wear the costume, he says it’s “cool” because of the hat.
Here’s hoping the kid figures out that racism isn’t all cool hats and strategic fires designed to intimidate minorities. You’ve also got to make dumb quotes like his mom just did to the disgust of an entire nation. Not easy.
I want more like this!
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