Halloween is supposed to be the one time a year where political correctness goes out the window. But the looney-left are worried that precious students won’t be able to handle this year’s costumes.
In a blog post posted Monday, the University of Florida encouraged students to seek counseling if they are offended by a costume, and provided a link where they can, “submit a bias incident report.”
“Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions. Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people,” the university wrote.
Students are encouraged to thoughtfully consider if their costumes could offend anyone… a suggestion that could rule out essentially any costume in this day in age.
Gone are the days of cowboys and Indians, funny costumes, and carefree trick-or-treating.
Even traditional costumes are under attack. One school district in Connecticut banned clown costumes and “any symbols of terror.”
Another school in Milford, Connecticut is banning Halloween altogether, canceling parades and banning students and teachers from dressing up. The letter sent home to parents blames the ban on their fear of “children being excluded from activities due to religion, cultural beliefs etc.”
Luckily, one mom is standing up for her kids and started an online petition, stating, “These are our American customs and traditions and we should not have to give them up because others find them offensive!”
Sadly, it seems that Halloween is just another American tradition stolen by the sensitivity of today’s youth.
Political correctness gone mad.
–The Horn editorial team