Every year, there seems to be more and more news stories about people going “too far” with their Halloween decorations. I think this story might set the measuring stick for 2015…
A family in New Jersey have upset some in the community of Butler for decorating their home with what they say is an ‘anti-ISIS’ theme, using a hanging mannequin representing a United States soldier and a terrorist standing nearby wearing a mask of President Obama and brandishing a machete.
Behind the scene is a depiction of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kasaesbeh in a cage. He was horrifically burned alive by ISIS after being captured following the shooting down of his jet fighter earlier this year
The owner claims that “real horror is scarier than fake” and that they don’t like ISIS. I don’t like ISIS either. I also don’t see how politicizing Halloween makes you think anyone is going to get the point you’re trying to make, especially when you put your display up on 9/11.