As we move into the beginning of November and gear up for Thanksgiving, the fun and games of the Halloween season are in the past.  One family though, has been thrown into the limelight of the nation for a child’s costume.

Jessica Black, who resides in Craigsville, is defending her son’s choice of costume for Halloween. The seven-year-old son wanted to wear a Klansman costume “cuz it was cool.”  Black stated that her son decided to wear it after he saw the movie Fried Green Tomatoes.  She added that her brother wore the costume when he was 13 years old and it was considered a tradition.
Black told the son that he would be talked about and it wouldn’t be in a good way.  Neighbors and the community were both shocked and upset to see the child wearing a KKK costume.  However, Black doesn’t see anything wrong with the costume.
WHSV reported that Black said, “It’s suppose 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.”
Black and her son aren’t the only ones that turned heads this year during Halloween for their choice of costumes.
Julianne Hough, Footloose and Safe Haven actress, dressed up as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren from the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Hough’s costume consisted of a grey long-sleeve shirt, orange prison shirt, prison ID tag and black makeup for her face.  That’s not all though.  To top off the look, she darkened her eyebrows and her hair, styling it after the fictional character in the show.
In Florida, Greg Cinemo and William Filene dressed up as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. Filene used black make up on his face and wore a bloodied sweatshirt. Cinemo’s sister, Caitlin, posted the picture to Facebook and Instagram with the caption “Happy Halloween from Zimmerman & Trayvon J.”  The pictures have since been removed from Caitlin’s accounts and they have been made private. Her brother, Greg on the other hand, made the image his profile picture on Facebook.
Why do people think it’s okay to wear controversial costumes? Do you think they consider the consequences or are they just doing it for attention?  What is the worst or most offensive Halloween costume you have seen?
To read the full article on Jessica Black, go to WHSV’s website here.


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