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    Bed Bath & Beyond pulls black jack-o'-lanterns

    -Bed Bath & Beyond has stopped selling black jack-o'-lanterns amid complaints that they are another form of blackface.

    The home goods store stopped selling the product following outrage over a Halloween display using the pumpkins in Nyack, New York.

    Local law firm Feerick Nugent MacCartney had placed two of the all-black pumpkins adorned with white eyes, nose and mouth outside its office on a bale of hay, but took them down within 48 hours after community members complained, News 12 reported.

    Wilbur Aldridge, the regional director at the NAACP, said in a statement that the pumpkin design "shows an extreme lack of sensitivity...

    Bed Bath & Beyond pulls controversial black jack-o'-lanterns

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    Just saw this story online, and I gotta admit, those pumpkins were "Ugly" and offensive.

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    In this day of hyper sensitivity to anything offensive, why even make these things??

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