“Shadow Of Death” Obama No Longer As Woman Defends Questionable Display


Melissa Neese has changed her tune!

The Georgia woman gained some fleeting notoriety last week after turning her Halloween display into a blood-curdling display of partisanship, by which we mean having the “Shadow of Death” lurking behind an effigy of Barack Obama.

Said Neese at the time: “It’s kind of like the shadow of death behind Obama. We’re kind of more of McCain advocates. It’s just to encourage people to vote. That’s about it. I haven’t really finished it [display]. I was going to put pumpkins and a vote sign up there.”

Not everyone enjoyed Neese’s morbid, easily misconstrued message, and now she’s circulating an email begging for forgiveness and insisting she’s changed things about. Rather than being haunted by the shadow of death, Obama’s now flanked by a mannequin that appears to be Hillary Clinton, a figure many Republicans equate with the shadow of death.

Writes Neese in her entirely capitalized email, which also doubles as a nightmare of grammatic error:

FIRST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO SAY SORRY TO ANY ONE THAT WAS OFFENDED BY MY DISPLAY. YOUR [sic] RIGHT IT WAS DONE IN BAD TASTE AND WITH OUT FOR-THOUGHT [sic]. THE REASON FOR THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK.

I SIMPLY DID NOT AND WAS NOT THINKING OF MR. OBAMA AS A BLACK MAN AND THAT IT WOULD BE LOOKED AT IN A RACIST WAY. I WAS NOT EVEN DONE WITH THE DISPLAY WHEN THE NEWS MAN CAME BY. I WAS GOING TO MIX HALLOWEEN AND THE ELECTION, WITH THE INTENTIONS TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR WHO THEY WANTED AND MAKE THERE [sic] VOICE HEARD .

SINCE THIS HAS AIRED, I HAVE CHANGED MY DISPLAY AND IN MUCH MORE TASTE-FULL [sic] FASHION. SO NOW THAT I HAVE BEEN MARKED AS A RACIST AND GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE BY PEOPLE THAT DO NOT EVEN KNOW ME, BY THE WAY MARTIN LUTHER KING IS ONE OF MY HEROES OF ALL TIME.

Oh, well, in that case

Read Neese’s entire email, after the jump. We have not altered it in anyway except for breaking it into more manageable paragraphs.

I SENT THIS TO WSBTV AND WITH UPDATED PICTURE BUT I WAS RIGHT THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN AIRING MY APOLOGIES FOR THEY RE AIRED THE SAME NEWS CAST SUNDAY MORNING WITH NO MENTION OF APOLOGY

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THOUGH WHAT IS A RACIST ? WE ALL KNOW ONE OF THEM IS PEOPLE THAT HATE FOLKS FOR THE COLOR OF THERE SKIN ,BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE THAT HATE JUST ON ONE COMMENT WITH OUT TRULY KNOWING WHO THEY REALLY ARE ? I PERSONA LY HATE NO ONE ,THE BIBLE TEACHES US TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND NOT TO JUDGE ,AND IT DOES NOT EXCLUDES ANY ONE

FIRST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO SAY SORRY TO ANY ONE THAT WAS OFFENDED
BY MY DISPLAY .
YOUR RIGHT IT WAS DONE IN BAD TASTE AND WITH OUT FOR-THOUGHT.
THE REASON FOR THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK .

I SIMPLY DID NOT AND WAS NOT THINKING OF MR. OBAMA AS A BLACK MAN AND THAT IT WOULD BE LOOKED AT IN A RACIST WAY .

I WAS NOT EVEN DONE WITH THE DISPLAY WHEN THE NEWS MAN CAME BY
I WAS GOING TO MIX HALLOWEEN AND THE ELECTION , WITH THE INTENTIONS TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR WHO THEY WANTED AND MAKE THERE VOICE HEARD .

SINCE THIS HAS AIRED ,I HAVE CHANGED MY DISPLAY AND IN MUCH MORE TASTE-FULL FASHION .
SO NOW THAT I HAVE BEEN MARKED AS A RACIST AND GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE BY PEOPLE THAT DO NOT EVEN KNOW ME ,BY THE WAY MARTIN LUTHER KING IS ONE OF MY HEROES OF ALL TIME .
BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT MY POINT IS .

FOR IF ANY THING WILL COME OUT OF THIS ,PEOPLE WILL GO OUT AND VOTE ON NOVEMBER 4TH
THEN MAYBE THIS WILL NOT HAVE ALL BEEN FOR NOTHING AT MY EXPENSE .

IT WILL HAVE BEEN WORTH IT
FOR EVERY ONE HAS SEEN THE OLD DISPLAY AND MY NAME IS TARNISHED FOREVER AND THE NEWS PROBABLY WONT COME BY AND FILM THE NEW DISPLAY AND THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN MAKING A WRONG RIGHT .

I ASK ,YOU THAT KNOW ME AND KNOW THAT I AM NOT A RACIST TO FORWARD THIS TO ANY ONE THAT WILL LISTEN AND THAT MY APOLOGIES WILL BE HEARD
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS ALL