Saint Louis Zoo Accused of Racially Insensitive Halloween Decorations

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STL Zoo Facebook page
Oof. Yeah, um. Yikes.
Halloween is approaching quickly and the St. Louis Zoo is decked out for their "Boo at the Zoo" event for kids. They've got pumpkins, hay bales, graveyards, and even ghosts that fly from the trees.

"It's beginning to look a little spooky around here!" the zoo's Facebook account said yesterday, accompanied by a picture of the ghosts-in-tree display.

But things immediately took a bad turn in the comments.

"Are those slaves?" someone wrote.

Uh oh.

Zoo spokeswoman Susan Gallagher says the effigies' intended visual effect -- white robes floating on air -- is really only visible at night.

"They had dark faces because in the nighttime when the light was shined on them they were supposed to look like they're faceless," she explains.

But view the figures during the day (or, say, photograph them with one of their hoods fallen back) and they are unsettling:

St Louis Zoo ghosts.jpg
St. Louis Zoo Facebook page

OK, so, yeah that does not look great.

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oneforducky
oneforducky

this just tells you that the person who is complaining is racist... if you are offended by that then fucking go somewhere else....  if you don't have the mentality to realize that they are halloween decorations then go back to school...this gets old...

crashtest
crashtest

Take the Halloween "ghost" display down.  I'm white, but when I saw the picture, I was like...WTF??  

KITTY
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This is another outrageous example of political correctness run amok. First the ACLU set in motion laws banning  Merry Christmas, Jesus, Thanksgiving and all other such words that some may find offensive. (Give them more time and it will illegal to say In God We Trust.) Now they call the Zoo racist for hanging ghosts in a tree. This is so outrageous its laughable. We all should pity and feel sorrow for all those who are so evil and depraved they want to virtually prevent children from enjoying any of our long-established holidays since  literally ANYTHING could be construed to be racist, biased, prejudiced or unkind to someone in some fashion. So to all you Politically Correct freaks: GO FUCK YOURSELVES!

HalloweenIsEvil
HalloweenIsEvil

 @KITTY "We all should pity and feel sorrow for all those who are so evil and depraved they want to virtually prevent children from enjoying any of our long-established holidays"

 

Halloween is an evil holiday which should be avoided and shunned.  Women dressing as sexy nurses, and little boys in Spider Man costumes!  Read the ten commandments Kitty, because I think you are in some serious trouble for advocating evil and hatred among those in Gods world

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