More unfortunately, this was local news here in Toronto/Southern Ontario.
Here’s the story in a nutshell: At a local Halloween party in Campbellford, Ontario, a man dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes was awarded first prize for best costume of the evening. Better yet (or should I say unfortunately), the man came alongside another man dressed in black-face (see the red & black plaid shirt in the photo above) who was led in with a rope around his neck.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get more insensitive, the location of the party was at the town’s Royal Canadian Legion branch. How patriotic?!
Thankfully, people took offence and the branch was soon closed and an investigation was conducted by the OPP.
I don’t know what else there is to investigate, besides the brains of the individuals who made the insane decision to dress up in these costumes, as well as the buffoons who awarded the duo first prize, but I hope everyone involved has learned their lessons (aka: THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!).
These guys should look no further than Prince Harry, the English royal who dressed up a Nazi a few years back at costume party, at how not to dress at a costume party, as well as what kind of backlash to expect by doing so.
More on the Campbellford story here: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2010/11/03/windsor-kkk-halloween-costume.html
Thumbs down, ’nuff said.