Va. boy sports KKK costume for Halloween

Posted at 9:28 PM, Nov 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-03 21:52:21-05

CRAIGSVILLE, Va. (WTVR) -- One Virginia boy decided to wear a controversial Halloween costume that has everyone talking.

This year, 7-year-old Jackson decided to dress up as a member of the Ku Klux Klan.  His mother, Jessica Black, told WHSV that she made it when he decided to dress up as a member of the white supremacist group.

However, some neighbors were shocked when they saw his costume.

"I just think it's really sad like that a kid is being taught that, that young because they don't know any better," Wendi Sprouse said.  "You don't hear that much about it nowadays."

When asked where he learned of the costume, Jackson said he saw in in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes."

Jessica Black has received several threats through Facebook after posting a photo of her son wearing the costume.