Halloween lynching display removed from Fort Campbell home
An offensive Halloween display in Fort Campbell, KY has been removed.
The display featured a black family hanging from a tree in the front yard. City officials were alerted to the display and had it removed.
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. Brendalyn Carpenter with Public Affairs said they received a report of a Halloween decoration that was “offensive in nature” and contacted authorities to investigate. The occupant was informed of the concerns made by the community and removed the display.
Carpenter said it was her understanding that the display was not intended to be offensive, but authorities deemed it could be interpreted as such. She said the occupant did extend an apology about the decorations.
There is no indication of what the Fort Campbell resident was trying to express with the display.
Why are people so tone deaf to the offensiveness of such imagery?
Should the display have been allowed to remain since it was on private property?
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