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Video: Virginia Boy Dresses as Klansman for Halloween

November 2, 2013

Klan Halloween costume Virginia
By Cynthia Herbert :: 11:52 PM

A boy in Craigsville, Virginia has stirred up controversy in the community after dressing in a Ku Klux Klan outfit for Halloween last week.

The child, aged 7, asked his mother to make him a KKK costume because, “it was cool,” he told a local television station. Although his mother warned him against the costume, due to the negative attention it would bring, she made it anyway.

“There’s going to be people saying bad things about you when you do wear it,” the boy’s mother told him.

Neighbors reactions were predictable – most were shocked about the boy’s choice, and concerned about the message that it conveyed to other children.

Video, including an interview with the boy and his mother, is below.