When Did Tacky Kill Class?

Friday, September 25, 2009

The photo at right is from the intended Kings Island (Cinncinati, Ohio) Halloween Haunt display for 2009.

This skeleton represents Farah Fawcett, who was but one of many "guests" to the now defunct (after much public outcry) display which also included the "likeness" of Billy Mays, Dave Thomas, Michael Jackson, and Steve McNair and his mistress/murderer Saleh Kazemi. (Photo below)

After pushing the boundaries and creating a massive public outcry, Kings Island has yanked their "celebrity line-up" from their Halloween display with a statement by spokesperson Don Helbig that they never intended "to be distasteful."

Are you kidding me??

In my opinion, a blind monkey could see that the displays were not only distasteful but out right rude, crude, and offensive to families - especially those celebrities with young children.

My Question:

Do you think this display was tacky? and why or why not?


Kimmie

15 chatted about this topic:

Andrea McMann September 25, 2009 at 7:13 AM  

OMG! What were they thinking! To me, it's extremely tacky, bordering on offensive!

Bonnie September 25, 2009 at 7:45 AM  

Totally wrong!! First off, it is the year of mourning which I think people totally do not respect anymore.

Secondly...they were REAL people, not some fictional character.

I am Harriet September 25, 2009 at 7:45 AM  

Seriously crosses the line.


Happy Friday!
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-hear-there-are-18-things-to-teach.html

Auntie E September 25, 2009 at 7:53 AM  

what do some people think? Just not right.

Shelly September 25, 2009 at 7:54 AM  

Totally tacky and inappropriate! Have some respect for those who have passed.

http://atticgirl.blogspot.com/2009/09/aloha-friday-sunll-come-out-tomorrow.html

pam September 25, 2009 at 9:14 AM  

Very wrong! Halloween to me is for kids and should be about black cats and cute witches.

Michelle September 25, 2009 at 12:13 PM  

Wow, how could anyone think that was okay?

Jennifer September 25, 2009 at 12:17 PM  

Very poor taste indeed. They definitely crossed the line with those.

Antoinette September 25, 2009 at 1:19 PM  

Really really tacky and offensive. These people VERY RECENTLY passed. That is just sick and wrong. And what about the family's of the deceased? Did they not think this would make some news time? Completely insensitive.

Swoozie September 25, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

How horrible. Absolutely and postivily rotten for them to have done that.

Wow! Some people just really need to go away. Far far away and live by themselves.....Ha! Ha!

Marie September 25, 2009 at 3:08 PM  

I would certainly vote for tacky!

Becca September 25, 2009 at 4:00 PM  

It's tacky and ugly and offensive and I could go on and on lol

Shana September 25, 2009 at 11:23 PM  

I personally think it is disgusting. Why would anyone even think that is ok?

A Frugal Friend September 26, 2009 at 6:37 PM  

More than tacky....I can only imagine if my own mother, who I lost 3 years ago, was disgraced like that. Shame on them

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