Father dressed little son as Hitler for Halloween and received death threats
A man from Kentucky has publicly apologized for dressing his five-year-old son as Adolf Hitler for a Halloween event.
Bryant Goldbach, who also wore a Nazi soldier uniform, said that he didn't mean to offend anyone and that he only chose the costumes because 'they love history.'
As reported by Newsweek, the father was shocked by the backlash he received, claiming that he didn't expect people to have such a strong reaction.
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Dad’s “costume” looks rather detailed. He must be a “collector”.— Laura (@ReallyLaLa1) October 28, 2018
The photo of the two was taken while they were on their way to a children's trick or treat event in Owensboro on Thursday, October 25, 2018.
Proud of their costumes, Goldbach didn't waste any time uploading the photo to the internet, which caused a lot of outrage and heavy criticism.
According to Goldbach, they were only trying to portray historical figures but admitted that he shouldn't have dressed his son in such an offensive costume.
CLULESSNESS AS AN EXCUSE
The father of the five-year-old claimed that it didn't occur to him that the disguises were in bad taste, but for Rabbi Gary Mazo of Temple Adath B’nai Israel, the situation was an eye-opener.
The Rabbi believes that Goldbach's apology was important, but that it was a 'sad reflection' on society that he didn't realize that the costumes would be seen as offensive.
People should use common sense to realize when something is or isn't offensive, and, unfortunately, a lot of people seem to fail that step, including Megyn Kelly.
The former host of "Megan Kelly Today" had her show canceled, and is currently with one foot out the door at NBC, after saying that putting on blackface was acceptable as long as the person was impersonating a character.
The racist statement rose quite a few eyebrows, sending Kelly down the same path as Roseanne Barr, who has also been accused of making racist remarks in recent times.