Store removes black jack-o’-lanterns after some say it resembles blackface

Store removes black jack-o’-lanterns after some say it resembles blackface
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[Ed. – Princess and the pea syndrome is alive and well in Nyack, New York.]

Bed Bath & Beyond has pulled some of its jack-o’-lanterns after getting complaints that they resemble blackface, according to one local report.

News 12 reported community members in Nyack, New York, noticed three jack-o’-lanterns outside the offices of Feerick Nugent MacCartney Attorneys At Law in New York. The pumpkins were painted black and had faces on them drawn in chalk.

Two days later, the local news station reported, the jack-o’-lanterns were removed.

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“We purchased these Jack-0′-Lanterns from Bed, Bath & Beyond specifically for the purpose of including them in our holiday display and took them down immediately upon hearing the concerns raised,” Mary Marzolla, a partner at the law firm, said in a statement, according to The Journal News. “We are a community law firm, work for the local community, and have championed the cause for many people who suffered improper treatment by others.”…

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