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2013-11-02 02:16:34 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: What? Didn't you see the name?

It's cool. He's Black.


For my next impression... Jesse Owens!
 
2013-11-02 02:22:14 PM  
Maybe it's because I live in L.A., that I view the KKK as an object of ridicule, more than something to feel threatened by.

/non-white
//blazingly white son
///been to a lot of concerts with lots of skin-heads in the audience
////and the pit of Dropkick Murphys concert
 
2013-11-02 02:26:03 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Huh.  Was expecting Georgia.


South of the Mason-Dixon line, what's the difference?
 
2013-11-02 02:33:14 PM  

JonnyBGoode: ThatDarkFellow: What? Didn't you see the name?

It's cool. He's Black.

For my next impression... Jesse Owens!


Now if this outfit had giant smiley faces on the back and said "Have a Nice Day", I'd have laughed

especially if under the costume he was dressed like Sheriff Bart
 
2013-11-02 02:40:59 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Huh.  Was expecting Georgia.


So was I. There's a big group of them in (no joke) Cumming.
 
2013-11-02 02:45:26 PM  
What would have topped it all off is if he did the dice game part from "Kentucky Fried Movie" while dressed up like that. What's the worst that coulda happened?
 
2013-11-02 02:55:35 PM  

planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.


I'll roll with "The Devil is a fictional character".

/sounds legit.
 
2013-11-02 02:58:50 PM  

kling_klang_bed: What would have topped it all off is if he did the dice game part from "Kentucky Fried Movie" while dressed up like that. What's the worst that coulda happened?


2nd time this week I've seen that movie title.  What does it mean???
 
2013-11-02 03:02:56 PM  

JohnCarter: Could have been much much worse...


Is that Danny Glover!?
 
2013-11-02 03:03:33 PM  

hardinparamedic: As usual, the constitution means nothing to the Fark Libtard brigade. They just want to impede this poor, innocent child's first amendment rights!

No persecution like liberal intolerance!

/snerk.


Sure you don't want to add "democrat Robert Byrd was an unrepentant Klansman to his dying day!"  I mean if you're gonna troll, you might as well go all the way.....
 
2013-11-02 03:04:15 PM  
"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 Black.

Yup that's mom's "reasoning".
 
2013-11-02 03:10:05 PM  

RRicochet: Personally, I think it's hilarious. Free speech rules.


Free speech does indeed rule. It allows stupid people to say stupid things so everyone knows they're stupid.

/your comment being proof of concept
 
2013-11-02 03:12:17 PM  

Lady Indica: "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 Black.

Yup that's mom's "reasoning".


They donate to a Catholic hospital?

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2013-11-02 03:13:14 PM  

santadog: kling_klang_bed: What would have topped it all off is if he did the dice game part from "Kentucky Fried Movie" while dressed up like that. What's the worst that coulda happened?

2nd time this week I've seen that movie title.  What does it mean???


It means see it if you haven't!
 
2013-11-02 03:13:15 PM  
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2013-11-02 03:15:15 PM  

ReverendJynxed: AllUpInYa: scottydoesntknow: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Well considering the devil can't actually be blamed for horrible or evil things (religious people might believe he did, but no actual evidence of it). On the other end, we have tons of evidence and proof that the KKK is a horrible group who have done atrocious things the past (and may still continue to do so).

Pretty easy to figure out actually.

So, no dressing up as a pirate or soldier, then, got it...

Or a cop.


or a banker, politician (especially the president), priest, rabbi, etc.
 
2013-11-02 03:15:16 PM  

ReverendJynxed: MagSeven: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Which one of these two things is something we can prove actually exists?

Looks like one could be considered evidence of the other.


Yup, just like my inability to see invisible purple unicorns is evidence of their existence.
 
2013-11-02 03:28:47 PM  

Super Chronic: Both TFA and the video get the organization's name wrong.  "Ku," not "Klu."


So what yer saying is that everyone involved is actually Klu-less?!
 
2013-11-02 03:29:04 PM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: ReverendJynxed: MagSeven: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Which one of these two things is something we can prove actually exists?

Looks like one could be considered evidence of the other.

Yup, just like my inability to see invisible purple unicorns is evidence of their existence.


I think his point was that you dipshiats are being pedantic believing that you are disproving a point. Real or otherwise, it's supposed to be a symbol of supreme evil, yet it gets a pass while a a somewhat lesser evil is intrinsically, invariably offensive.

/the real problem is that mommy dearest is a racist
//personal opinion on the costume would be that it should wait until the KKK and its ilk fade away into history where it belongs.
 
2013-11-02 03:29:44 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: People should be free to dress up like as Klan members any day of the year.  Same with Nazis, NBA players, confederate soldiers, etc, etc.  Whatever.


People are free to do that. People are also free to call those people morons.

You're not really clear on how rights work, are you?

Whatever.
 
2013-11-02 03:41:04 PM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Fark_Guy_Rob: People should be free to dress up like as Klan members any day of the year.  Same with Nazis, NBA players, confederate soldiers, etc, etc.  Whatever.

People are free to do that. People are also free to call those people morons.

You're not really clear on how rights work, are you?

Whatever.


Sure - you can call them morons.  But, from the article:
Jessica Black says she has received several threats...

But please, do explain how rights work; because clearly I don't get it.
 
2013-11-02 03:52:03 PM  
I was down south once, and I was invited to a costume party, and I rarely go to them, I went to one when I was younger. I went in my underwear shorts, and I have varicose veins. I went as a roadmap. And I figure, what the hell, it's Halloween, I'll go as a ghost. I take a sheet off the bed and I throw it over my head, and I go to the party. And you have to get the picture, I'm walking down the street in a deep southern town, I have a white sheet over my head. And a car pulls up and three guys with white sheets say "Get in". So I figure there's guys going to the party, as ghosts, and I get into the car, and I see were not going to the party, and I tell them. They say "Well, we have to go pick up the Grand Dragon". All of a sudden it hits me, down south, white sheets, the Grand Dragon, I put two and two together. I figure there's a guy going to the party dressed as a dragon.
All of a sudden a big guy enters the car, and I'm sitting there between four klansmen, four big-armed men, and the door's locked, and I'm petrified, I'm trying to pass desperately, y'know, I'm saying "Y'all" and "Grits", y'know, I must have said "grits" fifty times, y'know. They ask me a question, and I say "Oh, grits, grits". And next to me is the leader of the klan... you can tell he is the leader, 'cause he's the one wearing contour sheets, y'know. And they drive me to an empty field, and I gave myself away, 'cause they asked for donations, and everybody there gave cash. When it came to me, I said "I pledge fifty dollars". They knew immediately. They took my hood off and threw a rope around my neck, and they decided to hang me.
And suddenly my whole life passed before my eyes. I saw myself as a kid again, in Kansas, going to school, swimming at the swimming hole, and fishing, frying up a mess-o-catfish, going down to the general store, getting a piece of gingham for Emmy-Lou. And I realise it's not my life. They're gonna hang me in two minutes, the wrong life is passing before my eyes. And I spoke to them, and I was really eloquent, I said "Fellas, this country can't survive, unless we love one another regardless of race, creed or colour". And they were so moved by my words, not only did they cut me down and let me go, but that night, I sold them two thousand dollars worth of Israel Bonds.
 
2013-11-02 03:54:55 PM  
Virginia =Not SOUTH.
 
2013-11-02 04:01:42 PM  
Why did Tater Jr do this? Lets hear his reasoning streight from his inbred mouth:
"'Cuz it was cool,' said Jackson Black when asked why he wore the controversial costume."
Yep, fine boy Momma Tater's raised there. He'll go far. Maybe even to the next town or even a bright career as some skinhead's prison biatch.
 
2013-11-02 04:08:23 PM  

LoneWolf343: Serious Post on Serious Thread: ReverendJynxed: MagSeven: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

Which one of these two things is something we can prove actually exists?

Looks like one could be considered evidence of the other.

Yup, just like my inability to see invisible purple unicorns is evidence of their existence.

I think his point was that you dipshiats are being pedantic believing that you are disproving a point. Real or otherwise, it's supposed to be a symbol of supreme evil, yet it gets a pass while a a somewhat lesser evil is intrinsically, invariably offensive.

/the real problem is that mommy dearest is a racist
//personal opinion on the costume would be that it should wait until the KKK and its ilk fade away into history where it belongs.


It's not pedantic to posit that a fictional or cartoonish character, regardless of its fictional symbolism,is leaps and bounds away from an actual contemporary real representation of evil. It's not about 'giving a pass' it's about not being an ass.
 
2013-11-02 04:11:35 PM  
Hey according to the KKK Mommy, the Klan does some good things you know, they raise money for St. Jude's and all, and besides we all know that white belong with white, black with black, etc.  All good here.  She's fine for making the costume for the little one.  It's what  he wants and he's so cute and all.
 
2013-11-02 04:11:39 PM  
Simply amazing and definitely not in a good, cool or funny way.

Sad is what sad does...
 
2013-11-02 04:12:21 PM  

Turbo Cojones: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

One is real, and one is not.


That doesn't explain anything. Why is it acceptable to dress up as a fictional evil, but not acceptable to dress up as a real evil?
 
2013-11-02 04:12:23 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: That kid has a bright future pumping gas


...and then become a cop. I know a few people who were gas pumpers before becoming pigs. There's something inherently corrupting about joining the police; those same people used to appear to be really nice guys before going on major power trips.

/could be wrong; maybe they were dormant bullies the whole time
 
2013-11-02 04:13:36 PM  

kling_klang_bed: santadog: kling_klang_bed: What would have topped it all off is if he did the dice game part from "Kentucky Fried Movie" while dressed up like that. What's the worst that coulda happened?

2nd time this week I've seen that movie title.  What does it mean???

It means see it if you haven't!


Exactly.  And add "The Groove Tube" and make it a double feature.
 
2013-11-02 04:16:48 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.


Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.
 
2013-11-02 04:17:57 PM  

scottydoesntknow: His mom maintains there is nothing wrong with the costume or the Klu Klux Klan, which she says still exists in Craigsville.

Well there's yer problem

/Heh, Ms. Black is a white supremacist


I dont have a problem with kids dressing up  as whatever.  This is supposed to be a free country after all.  If people get their undergarments in a bunch because someone wants to dress up as a racisct/religious asshat Id have to say those whinging  and the dresser are all  asshats.   At the best the kid learns why the KKK is bad.  At the worst you have a bunch of anti-american-commie-jebus-hating-slug-loving-slimeballs dictating policy.

/said with a wee touch of sarcasm
 
2013-11-02 04:21:12 PM  
Did the kid burn a cross on a lawn? Did he hang a brotha or a sista? No on both?

No story here, move on.
 
2013-11-02 04:24:14 PM  

John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.


Hmm...

  Ordinance of Secession of Virginia


Oh yes, it's definitely "South".

Of course, not all people living there are as inbred and farktarded as this chick.
 
2013-11-02 04:28:09 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Serious Post on Serious Thread: Fark_Guy_Rob: People should be free to dress up like as Klan members any day of the year.  Same with Nazis, NBA players, confederate soldiers, etc, etc.  Whatever.

People are free to do that. People are also free to call those people morons.

You're not really clear on how rights work, are you?

Whatever.

Sure - you can call them morons.  But, from the article:
Jessica Black says she has received several threats...

But please, do explain how rights work; because clearly I don't get it.


Well, you're right about one thing, you clearly DO NOT understand how rights work.

Freedom of Speech, is freedom from govt action curtailing your speech. So unless those threats were from a govt entity acting in its official capacity, she didn't have her free speech rights violated. She's a victim of a crime committed by a civilian (death threats being generally illegal after all). But her right to freedom of speech was not violated.

So there's your explanation as requested. If you still don't understand I'll try to come up with a coloring book version or something more suited to your intellectual capacity. Just don't eat the crayons please.
 
2013-11-02 04:28:12 PM  
Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.


Richmond Virginia = Capitol of the Confederacy = South
 
2013-11-02 04:37:10 PM  

JDJoeE: scottydoesntknow: His mom maintains there is nothing wrong with the costume or the Klu Klux Klan, which she says still exists in Craigsville.

Well there's yer problem

/Heh, Ms. Black is a white supremacist

I dont have a problem with kids dressing up  as whatever.  This is supposed to be a free country after all.  If people get their undergarments in a bunch because someone wants to dress up as a racisct/religious asshat Id have to say those whinging  and the dresser are all  asshats.   At the best the kid learns why the KKK is bad.  At the worst you have a bunch of anti-american-commie-jebus-hating-slug-loving-slimeballs dictating policy.

/said with a wee touch of sarcasm


Speaking of bunched undergarments, I missed the part where she was arrested and convicted of a crime. So your point is what exactly?
 
2013-11-02 04:41:16 PM  
I don't think that if that kid showed up at my door trick or treating that I couldn't have helped myself from falling out laughing my ass off at him. Getting people angry is what his racist mom obviously wants from people. How could i do anything but laugh my ass off when I saw that instead of giving her what she wants? As I gave him some candy I would have probably told him something to the effect of, "Sorry your mom put you in such a dumb costume little guy. You can give her crap about it when you get old enough to understand."

And hell, she'll probably be happy if by doing this she makes him a social pariah that no one will let their kids play with. The social isolation only makes it easier to twist a kid's impressionable mind, and teach them that the world is all "us racists race realists" vs. "those liberal atheist multicultural pukes who just don't understand". Him being an outcast only will make it easier for mom to control him.
 
2013-11-02 04:42:23 PM  
The kid will have lots of friends when he grows up. It will allow them to say with a straight face "my best friend is black" without having to associate with them colored folk. We all know they love to point out they have a "black friend" just before they something really racist.
 
2013-11-02 04:44:26 PM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Fark_Guy_Rob: Serious Post on Serious Thread: Fark_Guy_Rob: People should be free to dress up like as Klan members any day of the year.  Same with Nazis, NBA players, confederate soldiers, etc, etc.  Whatever.

People are free to do that. People are also free to call those people morons.

You're not really clear on how rights work, are you?

Whatever.

Sure - you can call them morons.  But, from the article:
Jessica Black says she has received several threats...

But please, do explain how rights work; because clearly I don't get it.

Well, you're right about one thing, you clearly DO NOT understand how rights work.

Freedom of Speech, is freedom from govt action curtailing your speech. So unless those threats were from a govt entity acting in its official capacity, she didn't have her free speech rights violated. She's a victim of a crime committed by a civilian (death threats being generally illegal after all). But her right to freedom of speech was not violated.

So there's your explanation as requested. If you still don't understand I'll try to come up with a coloring book version or something more suited to your intellectual capacity. Just don't eat the crayons please.



Not that death threats are good or productive, but he's clearly made the common mistake of confusing the "right to say what you will" with "no one else having the right to say what THEY will in response".
 
2013-11-02 04:45:23 PM  

cc_rider: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

Hmm...  Ordinance of Secession of Virginia
Oh yes, it's definitely "South".

Of course, not all people living there are as inbred and farktarded as this chick.


Do you think she's actually inbred? Or are you applying a prejudicial and derogatory stereotype to her based on where she's from?

You don't have to answer, we already know ;)
 
2013-11-02 04:45:38 PM  

ZeroCorpse: What's really sad is that the kid saw the Klan in the movie  Fried Green Tomatoes  (a lesbian love story), and somehow didn't get the impression that they were  the bad guys.


Sometimes, movies are confusing. Hell, I'm a completionist when it comes to games, so I hated Schindler's List

/Window seat please
 
2013-11-02 04:45:46 PM  
I confess to a confusion. Presumably, some kids could dress up as a Wall Street Banker and there would be no equivalent outrage.

\or a Tea Party Patriot
\\who is actually more dangerous?
 
2013-11-02 04:46:46 PM  

Bonobo62: Turbo Cojones: planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.

One is real, and one is not.

That doesn't explain anything. Why is it acceptable to dress up as a fictional evil, but not acceptable to dress up as a real evil?


Because people have to face real evil everyday. It's less close to home. Just the way it is. Also common sense.
 
2013-11-02 04:47:10 PM  

planes: Ok to dress up as the DEVIL on Halloweeen, but not as a klansman.  There is some logic there somewhere.




Cause the devils isn't real; violent racist are all too human.
 
2013-11-02 04:52:51 PM  

roadkillontheweb: The kid will have lots of friends when he grows up. It will allow them to say with a straight face "my best friend is black" without having to associate with them colored folk. We all know they love to point out they have a "black friend" just before they something really racist.


Do my mulatto stepsons count?
 
2013-11-02 04:57:25 PM  
This is wrong!
If you're a cowboy, dress as a policeman or something
If you're the child of an ignorant racist redneck, dress as .................the same thing?
 
2013-11-02 04:58:50 PM  

cc_rider: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

Hmm...  Ordinance of Secession of Virginia
Oh yes, it's definitely "South".

Of course, not all people living there are as inbred and farktarded as this chick.


Other than disagreeing about where the South begins, after reading her Fark bio I agree with her for the most part.
 
2013-11-02 05:07:15 PM  

John Buck 41: cc_rider: John Buck 41: Cup_O_Jo: Virginia =Not SOUTH.

Could've fooled me. I was down there all last week. Saw more Stars 'n Bars than I could count and I couldn't understand a word anyone said.

Hmm...  Ordinance of Secession of Virginia
Oh yes, it's definitely "South".

Of course, not all people living there are as inbred and farktarded as this chick.

Other than disagreeing about where the South begins, after reading her Fark bio I agree with her for the most part.


For the record, I was talking about the mother that let her kid go tricKKK-or-treating.
 
2013-11-02 05:08:47 PM  

John Buck 41: roadkillontheweb: The kid will have lots of friends when he grows up. It will allow them to say with a straight face "my best friend is black" without having to associate with them colored folk. We all know they love to point out they have a "black friend" just before they something really racist.

Do my mulatto stepsons count?


Depends on the bigots they are dealing with.
This crap has to come to an end sometime,  but until the younger generation that are still being taught this (like the kid in the news) learns it will not come easy. There is a chance for him, I was raised to be a bigot then I went in the military and learned better.
 
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