For Halloween, Billy Hunter and his children decorated their Brownwood front yard with fake tombstones, skeletons and body parts, including one unfortunate corpse caught beneath a riding lawnmower.
Not everyone found humor in the display, as local news station KTXS-TV reported last week.
Matt Krischke, a passerby on his way home from work, posted a photo of Hunter’s lawn to Facebook, criticizing Hunter’s decorative taste: “Halloween is for CHILDREN. THIS IS NOT OKAY,” Krischke’s post said.
Most of the more than 100 comments that followed agreed with Krischke, according to the KTXS report.
His Facebook page has since gone from public to private, but Krischke told the TV station, “I do think a discussion needs to be had about what’s appropriate in public.”
The comments on the KTXS Facebook page were more sympathetic to Hunter, who said he was surprised by the criticism.
“We love to do this, and this is America, so I think we’re going to keep doing it,” he told KTXS. “I believe I can do this if I buy my own home and I pay my own taxes.”