Bed Bath & Beyond Pulls Pumpkins Over Blackface Complaints

Bed Bath & Beyond apologized, saying any offense was unintentional and that it "immediately removed" the pumpkins from sale

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What to Know

  • Bed Bath & Beyond has removed pumpkins painted black with white mouths following complaints they resembled blackface
  • Bed Bath & Beyond apologized, saying any offense was unintentional and that it "immediately removed" the pumpkins from sale
  • A law firm says the pumpkins were never meant to offend anyone and the firm represents people "of all colors and faiths"

Bed Bath & Beyond has removed pumpkins painted black with white mouths following complaints they were offensive because they resembled blackface.

The black pumpkins were placed on a porch outside a law firm in Nyack as part of a Halloween display, according to News 12-Westchester. They were removed less than 48 hours later after some community members complained. 

Law firm partner Mary Marzolla says the pumpkins were never meant to offend anyone and the firm represents people "of all colors and faiths." 

Associate Alak Shah says the pumpkins did not personally offend him, but since it did offend someone the firm took them down. 

Bed Bath & Beyond apologized, saying any offense was unintentional and that it "immediately removed" the pumpkins from sale.

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