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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysHalloween · 3 weeks ago

My neighbours are furious that I have a decapitated baby as one of my Halloween decorations?

My neighbours are furious with me because I have a decapitated baby (obviously not a real one) as a Halloween decorations.

Ever since I was a little child, I've always loved Halloween. However, both of my parents hated it - they never even let me go trick or treating when I was younger. They also never let me do things like go to Halloween parties, go to a house of horror, or even watch Halloween movies. Yes, they both hated Halloween with a burning passion.

I moved out of their house this week and now have my own house. I made new friends there quite quickly. This year, I decided to live out my childhood fantasy of having a house filled with Halloween decorations. It was very pricey and took a long time - but it was worth it... or so I thought.

I finally finished it during the weekend and invited my neighbours to take a look around. They all loved it... until they saw one decoration. A small decapitated baby made out of clay. They all looked at it disgust, and then at me in disgust. They then went onto say that doing that makes a mockery out of women who have stillbirths and that I should be deeply ashamed of myself for even having that as a decoration. They all refuse to talk to me until I get rid of that.

Are they right? Is that particular Halloween decoration completely insensitive and in bad taste?

Update:

"I moved out of their house this week" is supposed to say "I moved out of their house in January this year"

Update 2:

Halloween isn't for little kids and has never been - it's for people of every age.

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    That moment when people start complaining that a scary holiday has become "to scary". Historically little kids were just seen as small adults. They didn't have the many benefits that they have these days. I get why certain people would find that offensive but its just proof the world is getting softer and softer and softer.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Your neighbor's have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth or know someone close to them who has. That's why they were offended. You owe them an apology.

  • 3 weeks ago

    We live in a day and age where people take offense to the smallest of things, so this doesn't surprise me. It might have hit your neighbors in a sensitive place, but since they're your neighbors I'd say just display it somewhere inside for now. Earning their respect might be a good idea - especially if you've lived there less than a year and they've been there longer. If it were me, I'd think it's cool and creative, but I'm pretty hard to offend. In this case, it's just a matter of creating a good relationship with your neighbors since I'm sure you'll be living there for a while. Not sure if that helps, but perhaps your closer friends will appreciate it if you have a party inside? Put it in the bathtub or somewhere unexpected or something? I know it's not fair, but I'd say respect your neighbors wishes for the moment.

    Good luck!

  • John
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Well, this is a fairly obvious troll, but I'll answer as if it wasn't. Decapitated babies aren't scary, really have nothing to do with Halloween, add nothing to a Halloween display, and do turn people off.

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  • susan
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    It's always the dialogue that trips you up and keeps your stories from sounding believable.

  • y
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    I'd double down and make more of them to put out there. Never had a complaint when I did similar things. Well, almost, the realistic creepy clown that I moved around the front yard freaked some out, and I had to remove it a few years ago. When creepy clowns started popping up all over the place.

  • audrey
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Yes. You should be ashamed of yourself!

  • 3 weeks ago

    Whatever. Many people (perhaps even some of your neighbours) exhibit desiccated animal heads in their house the whole year and few dare to complain.

  • 3 weeks ago

    If they are furious because you have one decapitated baby, why not get a whole bunch. That will send them over the roof. Who the hell cares about what you have for decorations. If you really want to get your neighbors upset, get a mock up of one of them and have it decapitated.

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Of course it's inappropriate and offensive.

    If you're old enough to have a place of your own, you should understand this.

    You're also far too old to make all that fuss about Hallowe'en. It's for little kids.

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