The Halloween display that featured a mannequin dressed as Sarah Palin was reported to the police as a hate crime. Police said that it couldn’t be considered a hate crime because it was part of a Halloween display. Mr. Morisette, the man who erected the Palin hanging scene, admitted that the display would be unacceptable any other time of the year, but said that,”It should be seen as art…It’s Halloween, it’s time to be scary it’s time to be spooky.”
Just look at that for a second. Is it scary? No. Is it a work of art? No. Is it rude? Disrespectful? Hateful? Mean? Yes.
I can appreciate a good joke or scare as much as the next guy. I mean come on, I’m addicted to Colbert, and Barack Obama is running for president! But this…oh well. Maybe I just don’t see the beauty.
On another note, if a white man were to dress up a black mannequin and call it Obama, at any time of year, not only would that man be charged with a hate crime, and a death threat be assumed, but people would be protesting in the streets. And they say that blacks are persecuted in this country. It looks to me like whites are the ones getting disproportionately punished. Good thing I’m Hispanic.