Dressing in the white sheets of hatred as a Ku Klux Klan member for Halloween is just a long-standing tradition for the ironically-named Black family in Craigsville, Virginia. 7-year-old Jackson Black says he found inspiration for his controversial costume while watching Fried Green Tomatoes (!) and he thought it was “cool.” (Maybe Jessica Tandy drag is no longer edgy.) After the costume rightly horrified other local parents and a local scandal began to brew, Jackson’s mother Jessica informed a local WHSV news reporter that she didn’t see any harm, and noted her brother had dressed as a Klansman both in kindergarten and a few years later when he was 13. (Writer’s note: it’s unknown if her brother was still in kindergarten the second time he wore the costume.)
“It’s suppose to be white with white,” she tried to reason. “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.” Oh, OK, as long as they make a yearly charitable donation…
Mother of the year Jessica also revealed that she possessed the foresight to warn her young offspring that some people might not approve of the Black family’s belief in white supremacy.
“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.
Somewhere Julianne Hough is still in hiding, but breathing a huge sigh of relief.