A shocking Halloween display at a house located on the military base in Fort Campbell, Ky. turned some heads, earlier this week. It was taken down after Ft. Campbell Public Affairs received a report of the “offensive” display.
A ClarksvilleNow.com reader sent a photo of the display, which shows what appears to be a black family hanging from a tree in a yard on Litwin St.
The child in the display has a knife in its back and one of the figures holds a sign that is not legible in the photo.
Fort Campbell Public Affairs said they are aware of the display and have since had it taken down from the yard.
Reportedly, the occupant removed the display after being made aware of the “concerns of the community.”
According to Brendalyn Carpenter, a Public Affairs official, “it was her understanding that the display was not intended to be offensive.” She said the occupant, whose race and sex were not specified, did extend an apology about the decorations.
It’s hard to imagine what would possess someone to create a display like that. It’s harder still to imagine how someone would not know it was offensive and upsetting.
“Displays of an offensive nature are not reflective of Army values and the family-friendly environment provided for employees and residents of the Fort Campbell community,” Carpenter said.
More Halloween inappropriateness, here: 5 Halloween Displays That Make Us Ask, WTF?
The point of this holiday, as I see it, is to confront the scary things in life by making fun of them and then getting wasted on sugar. But every October, local news stations across the country comes up with a story about someone’s Halloween display causing neighbors to complain because they’ve “gone too far.” This year’s winner comes from Pittsburgh, where a display that includes baby dolls with bullet holes in their heads is, um, what? There to encourage trick-or-treating? C’mon, dude. It’s a little much. Adult corpses are great. Dead babies, not so much.
That guy in Pittsburgh is seriously demented…