A Halloween lynching display was removed from an on-base home at Fort Campbell on the Tennessee-Kentucky border after complaints that the decorations were offensive.
For one family, apparently nothing says Halloween like a lynching. At least that was the message coming from Fort Campbell on Tuesday, when the display was removed from the front yard of an on-base residence.
According to ClarksvilleNow.com, a reader shared a photo of the display that showed what appeared to be a black family hanging from a tree. One of the figures held a sign that is not legible in the photo. A fourth child-sized, black-faced figure stood beneath one of the adult figures, as if attempting to help them.
Brendalyn Carpenter with the Fort Campbell Public Affairs office said they were aware of the display and had contacted authorities to investigate it. When the residents of the house were made aware of concerns by neighbors that the display was "offensive in nature," they removed it and apologized for the decorations.
“Displays of an offensive nature are not reflective of Army values and the family-friendly environment provided for employees and residents of the Fort Campbell community,” Carpenter said.