Ohio haunted house hosted Swastika Saturday after Pittsburgh massacre

Mail Online | 10/30/2018 | Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
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Just hours after 11 people were brutally murdered in a Pittsburgh synagogue, a haunted house in Ohio was hosting an event called 'Swastika Saturday'.

And, down in Mississippi, a man wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood was walking into a bar for a Halloween costume contest.

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These are just two incidents that shocked Americans still reeling from the horrific mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday after a gunman stormed inside and yelled 'All Jews must die'.

Haunted Hoochie, in Pataskala, continued to advertise Swastika Saturday on its social media pages, even as many criticized the event.

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Swastika Saturday is an annual event at the Haunted Hoochie, which bills itself as 'America's sickest, most over the top, craziest and most outrageous haunted attraction'.

On the last Saturday of the haunted house's season, employees dress up in their craziest costumes - some of which include swastikas.

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But many called on the Haunted Hoochie to cancel the event in light of Saturday's attack, now considered the deadliest against the Jewish community in US history.

'Care to explain why you're having Swastika Saturday? It seems really awful after the events of this morning,' one person wrote on the Haunted Hoochie Facebook page.

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But an employee of the haunted house defended the event, writing that labels are 'meant to pose one group against another and that is all they are'.

'Tools of government and religions...change my mind,' they added, commenting via the Haunted Hoochie's official Facebook account.

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Swastika Saturday went on as planned and Haunted Hoochie later posted on its Facebook page that it was 'the best its ever been'.

On Sunday the Haunted Hoochie apologized for 'any insensitivity on our part', while still defending the event and not even mentioning the Pittsburgh attack by name.

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