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Boy's Costume Stirs Controversy
CRAIGSVILLE, Va. (WHSV) Halloween is over, but the controversy surrounding a costume is continuing, after a Craigsville boy dressed as a member of the Klu Klux Klan.
The costume is seen as a family tradition.
"My brother has when he was in Kindergarten and when he was 13," said Jessica Black whose son dressed as a Klansman for Halloween.
When Jessica Black's 7-year-old son asked if he could also dress as a member of the White Supremacist group, she made him the costume.
"Cuz it was cool," said Jackson Black when asked why he wore the controversial costume.
"I did tell him that if you do it, you know there's going to be people talking about you, there's going to be people saying bad things about you when you do wear it," said Jessica Black.
Neighbors say they were shocked when they saw Jackson Black's costume.
"I just think it's really sad that a kid is being taught that. That young, because they don't know any better. You don't hear that much about it," said Wendi Sprouse, who saw Jackson Black dressed as a Klansman.
When asked where he learned of the costume, Jackson said he saw it in the movie 'Fried Green Tomatoes'.
His mom maintains there is nothing wrong with the costume or the Klu Klux Klan, which she says still exists in Craigsville.
"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.
"Anna-Lysa: Even though it upsets people, will you still wear the costume? Jackson Black: Yes."
"It's not ok, you're offending a lot of people by one little action," said Sprouse.
Jessica Black says she has received several threats via Facebook, because of the photo of Jackson that was posted by viewer to WHSV's Facebook page.