The co-owner of a Mississippi bar says a man showed up to the bar’s Halloween party and costume contest wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe.
The white man was asked to remove the outfit and leave Saturday night. A photo of the person shows a man in the garb holding the state flag, which features a small Confederate flag as its canton, Mutt & BC’s Bar & Grill head Bryan Carroll told The Clarion-Ledger.
Carroll says the man left. He says he wasn’t a regular and has been barred from the business.
Chance Delaney, who posted a photo of the man’s costume on Facebook, told the Jackson Clarion Ledger that he received the image from a friend who asked to remain anonymous.
By 3 p.m. Wednesday, the image had been shared on Delaney’s Facebook page more than 300 times.
Picayune Mayor Ed Pinero says he’s happy the bar asked the man to leave. He says the city doesn’t support any type of racist action, “whether it’s true to life or a costume party.”
Information from: The Clarion Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com