A HALLOWEEN display showing Donald Trump holding the severed head of Barack Obama by a rope has been blasted as “disgusting”.
The decorations, which have been branded “racist”, were put up outside auto body shop Quality Coatings in Michigan three weeks ago.
The Halloween display showed Donald Trump holding the severed head of Barack Obama by a rope[/caption]
Obama’s mask and the rope as well as a Hillary Clinton mask which was wedged beneath Trump’s foot.[/caption]
But the owner, Dave Huff, has been forced to take down most of the display after a torrent of criticism online.
He has now removed Obama’s mask and the rope as well as a Hillary Clinton mask which was wedged beneath Trump’s foot.
Dozens of locals vented their fury at the original display after photos were shared on Facebook, with some saying the rope looked like a “noose”.
Others were angry that the Trump figurine appeared bloodied with a knife sticking out of his chest – while holding the American flag.
“How is this OK?” Kathy DeTroyer wrote in a since-deleted post on Facebook.
“I am disgusted this is in my hometown. Way to display your ignorance. Democrat or Republican this is just wrong.”
Robert Feeney, who lives across the street from Quality Coatings, noticed the scarecrow a few weeks ago and said he thought it was “pushing the boundaries”.
“He’s getting a little carried away with it, especially when he had Obama’s head hanging on a noose,” Mr Feeney said.
Owner Mr Huff said he didn’t expect such a strong reaction to the scarecrow display.
He claimed the rope was supposed to resemble a spine being ripped out — like the finishing move in the video game classic Mortal Kombat.
“It was a Halloween decoration that I guess went too far,” Huff said.
He insisted “no race ever went into this thing”.
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The Trump effigy has now been covered with yellow caution tape reading, “PC-POLICE.”
Mr Huff said he didn’t vote in the 2016 presidential election and wasn’t expecting such a fervent response to his Halloween handiwork.
“I don’t support anyone,” he told the newspaper. “I’ve never voted for anyone other than myself.”
Dozens of locals vented their fury at the original display after photos were shared on Facebook[/caption]
The Trump effigy has now been covered with yellow caution tape reading ‘PC-POLICE’[/caption]