7-year-old's KKK Halloween costume stirs controversy - FOX 35 News Orlando

7-year-old's KKK Halloween costume stirs controversy

Posted: Updated: Nov 3, 2013 09:49 PM
  • Must Read HeadlinesMore>>

  • VIDEO: Goliath Grouper Devours Shark In Single Bite

    VIDEO: Goliath Grouper Devours Shark In Single Bite

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:16:08 GMT
    A video posted to YouTube shows a Goliath grouper devouring a shark in a single bite off the coast of Florida.Youtube user Gimbb14 says the grouper was circled black tip shark four times before it snatched it up.The Goliath grouper is the largest of the Atlantic groupers. The fish can grow to 8-feet long and up to 800 pounds.
    A video posted to YouTube shows a Goliath grouper devouring a shark in a single bite off the coast of Florida.Youtube user Gimbb14 says the grouper was circled black tip shark four times before it snatched it up.The Goliath grouper is the largest of the Atlantic groupers. The fish can grow to 8-feet long and up to 800 pounds.
  • Caught On Camera: Police Crash Into Car Going The Wrong Way

    Caught On Camera: Police Crash Into Car Going The Wrong Way

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:15:04 GMT
    Police say they stopped a car driving the wrong way down a highway by letting it crash into their police car.
    Police say they stopped a car driving the wrong way down a highway by letting it crash into their police car.
  • Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide

    Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide

    Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it. The dessert was invented more than a century ago and helped popularize a delicacy reserved for the rich into a quick, affordable treat. Yet despite its enduring place in pop culture, sales have tumbled 19 percent in the past four years, with alternatives such as Greek yogurt surging in popularity.
    Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it. The dessert was invented more than a century ago and helped popularize a delicacy reserved for the rich into a quick, affordable treat. Yet despite its enduring place in pop culture, sales have tumbled 19 percent in the past four years, with alternatives such as Greek yogurt surging in popularity.
CRAIGSVILLE, VA -

Halloween is over, but the controversy surrounding one child's costume remains.

Neighbors were outraged to see the 7-year-old dressed up as a member of the Ku Klux Klan, but his family says the costume is seen as a family tradition.

The child said he wanted to wear the costume because "it looked cool," after seeing it in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes."

His mother, Jessica Black, says there is nothing wrong with the costume, or the KKK, which still has a strong presence in their hometown of Craigsville, Virginia.

"I did tell him that, you know, if you do it, you know there's going to be people talking about you, there's going to be people saying bad things about you when you do wear it," said Jessica.

A neighbor, Wendy Sprouse, said, "I just think it's really sad like that a kid is being taught that, that young. Because they don't know any better. You don't hear that much about it nowadays."

"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," said Jessica.

Sprouse added, "It's not okay, you're offending a lot of people by one little action."

Jessica says that she has received several threats on Facebook after posting a photo of her son wearing the costume.

Read more: Mother Responds to Controversy After Son Dresses as Klansman for Halloween

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices