Bed Bath & Beyond Pulls Black Jack-o’-Lanterns over Blackface Complaint

Breitbart | 10/23/2019 | Staff
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Retailer Bed Bath & Beyond reportedly pulled all of its black jack-o’-lanterns from its stores after receiving a complaint stating that the lanterns were a form of blackface.

The controversy for the home goods store began after a law firm used the pumpkins as decorations outside their Nyack, New York, office and received complaints from community members and a local chapter of the NAACP, News 12 Westchester reported.

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The law firm Feerick, Nugent, and MacCartney placed two of the all-black pumpkins with white eyes, mouth, and nose on a bed of hay outside its office but received backlash for doing so within 48 hours after community members and the local NAACP complained.

Wilbur Aldridge, director of the local chapter of the NAACP, called the pumpkin’s design “offensive” and said it showed “an extreme lack of sensitivity.”

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“By now I would believe everyone [would] know that anything in Black face is offensive… Equally as offensive is that a retail store would have such an item in [their] inventory for general purchase,” the statement read, according to News 12.

The partners immediately removed the pumpkins...
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