Mother defends 7-year-old son’s KKK Halloween costume; claims family tradition
CRAIGSVILLE, Va. – Halloween may have come and gone but the criticism one boy’s choice of a costume is drawing is here to stay.
His mom maintains there’s nothing wrong with her 7-year-old son’s Ku Klux Klan outfit.
The mother, Jessica Black, says dressing as a KKK member for Halloween is family tradition.
She said her brother did it when he was in kindergarten and again when he was 13.
So, when her son, Jackson, asked if he could also dress as a member of the white supremacist group, she made him the 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,” Jessica said.
Neighbors said they were shocked when they saw the boy’s costume.
But Jackson’s mom maintains there is nothing wrong with the costume or the KKK, which she said still exists in Virginia.
She said she has received several threats through Facebook.