Local NAACP Director Wilbur Aldridge said it showed an “extreme lack of sensitivity.” Yes, THIS is what we’ve become in the politically correct times we live in. It’s absurd to think that a jack-o’-lantern could be considered racist, but it happened:
Bed Bath & Beyond (BB&B) removed black decorative pumpkins/jack-o’-lanterns from their shelves after a local news investigation in Nyack, New York called attention to a controversial story the product.
Of course, BB&B bent over backward to apologize and immediately removed the black pumpkins that had been first spotted as a decoration on the steps of a local law firm.
The Halloween display (pictured below) was in front of the law firm was taken down in Nyack because the jack-o’-lanterns “upset some community members.”
Feerick, Nugent, MacCartney Law Offices took down the pumpkins immediately after getting word that they offended someone.
Marzolla Marzolla said each pumpkin was decorated with the names of each partner in the law firm and said it was never meant to offend anyone: “We represent people of all colors and faiths, and we would never do anything to exclude anyone from any community.”
This is pathetic…
Bed Bath and Beyond doesn’t have this specific pumpkin for sale on their website but there is a “personalized” black pumpkin” on the website: