Nothing says Halloween like trick-or-treating, candy apples, and throwing bean bags at tombstones with the president’s name. Such was this elementary school’s idea of a good time for a Halloween fundraising event. Of course, good ideas seem to be in short supply as of late (see UMass Issues ‘Threat’ Chart for Halloween. It’s Even Color-Coded! and #SJW Feminists Try to Ruin Halloween. Let’s Laugh At Them…).
Kids tossing bean bags at a mock tombstone for President Trump at a public school was a “despicable” display of dirty politics the adults forced on the unwitting children, a Gloucester Republican official said, as the furor continued to grow.
The incident occurred Friday, the school’s principal said. The tombstone was intended to be a “humorous” game during the fundraiser, school officials said.
Interesting. Would school officials also find it humorous if the tombstone read “Barack Hussein Obama”? Asking for a friend.
West Parish Principal Telena S. Imel said in a letter to parents: “On Friday evening, the West Parish Grade 5 Parent Committee hosted Haunted Happenings, a party and fundraiser for the West Parish Community. … Unfortunately, however, one game brought in by a parent included the name of our president painted on a tombstone.
“While, according to the parent, this was designed to be humorous, a number of attendees rightfully felt that it showed disrespect … it inappropriately brought a political agenda into what was designed to be a fun family affair.”
Big fat duh on that one. “Fun family affair,” especially around Halloween, needn’t get political. There are a lot more funnier deaths. What about “Pennywise” on a tomb? Or even just “All creepy clowns”?
The letter added that the school will be more diligent to make sure it is not used as a place to spread political messages.
“What saddens me most is that some of our families were understandably uncomfortable while attending this event,” Imel’s letter said.
Funnier things for adults to write on faux tombstones, I just thought up after looking at the above photo:
- Spider in My Shower
- Milk in the Back of the Fridge
- Inspirational Skinny Jeans
- Diet Goals
- Amy Schumer’s Comedy Career
Ideas. Just ideas.
The incident was condemned by school officials after the outrage so at least that’s something. They didn’t seem to have a problem with the game before the complaints though. Perhaps they want to help children master the fine art of fostering death wishes. They should also hand out pencils and paper so children can compile a thorough list of people they would like dead. Teaching is caring.