Homeowners in Little Rock, Ark. hung a mannequin and Confederate flag in their yard, and now neighbors are upset, calling the situation offensive and disturbing.
"I saw a video of a noose, of a person of color, hanging from it. It's kind of disturbing,” the neighbor told FOX16. "It's heartbreaking to know neighbors in the neighborhood are like that.”
The woman in the home pushed back, claiming that the display was not intended to be racially charged. She expressed disappointment that neighbors chose to publicize the issue and not directly tell her they feel offended, reported FOX16.
"Well, hell, I'll take it down. This is a Halloween decoration — a Creeper. You know, the movie Jeepers Creepers,” the woman told FOX16. “They could have knocked on the door and asked instead of calling the news out.”
People began driving by the house after videos and posts of the display gained traction on Facebook. Little Rock resident Ricky Allen watched the video and pointed out that the mannequin looked like a person of color.
Another neighbor, Tracy Sims, who lives a few blocks away from the home also found it disheartening. "It is a free country, but it's very offensive,” she told FOX16.
After reactions from neighbors, the mannequin was taken down. The Confederate flag, however, reportedly remains up.
Yahoo Lifestyle reached out to Little Rock neighborhood residents Ricky Allen and Tracy Sims for comment and will update this post when we hear back.
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