Halloween decorations on display at a New York law office caused a controversial stir in the community.
A set of three black jack-o’-lanterns on display outside the law office, which are painted black with white eyes, nose, and mouth, garnered complaints that they were racially insensitive, according to reports.
“We understand that someone complained about them and so once we got word of that we immediately took them down,” Mary Marzolla, a partner at the law firm, told News 12 Westchester.
She added that the pumpkins were never meant to offend anyone.
After a reporter from the station contacted Bed Bath and Beyond, the decor retailer removed the product from its website.
“This is a sensitive area, and though unintentional, we apologize for any offense caused,” a company spokesperson told the TV station. “We have immediately removed the item from sale.”