Are Kids Dressing Like Ghosts for Halloween Racist or is Twitter Full of Idiots?

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The white bedsheet ghost is a classic Halloween symbol that I don’t recall ever seeing outside of cartoons and that one Casey Affleck movie. Still, it has been a staple of cartoons and pop-culture for so long that It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown built a visual gag around it in 1966.

But now, in 2020, the bedsheet ghost is back in a big way, and it’s one of the most wholesome things I’ve ever seen on social media.

Who could possibly get mad or offended by this?

Remember when Tumblr banned porn and most of its users migrated to Twitter? They’ve brought their culture of being offended at everything with them, and big surprise, they’re mad about this, too.


Seriously? The funny thing about actually showing KKK robes is you can see they actually look nothing like a bedsheet ghost.

Okay, first of, no they’re not making you nervous unless you’re some kind of idiot. Second of all, South Park already made this joke.

Sometimes I just can’t deal with the manufactured outrage. I know that the cool thing to do now is find as much to get offended about as you possibly can because it makes you look more sensitive and virtuous, but that’s also what literal witch hunts were. Sometimes it’s okay to apply critical thinking and not assume that a charcoal face mask is blackface or a ghost costume is an endorsement of the Klan. You can just admit you understand it’s a ghost costume and not act like Flintheart Glomgold insisting you’re the most offended duck in the world.

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3 years ago

People are stupid, lazy and programmed. Easiest access to info ever in the worlds history, yet a generation that is too lazy to search for it, and instead let’s algorithms decide what they should think. We are doomed over the sheer stupidity, laziness and ignorance of kids in the world.