Yes, the year is 2014 and this despicable display is still considered funny and lighthearted by some. The people displaying the decoration on their property in Fort Campbell Ky. claimed they did not mean to cause any hard feelings with their display.
As you can see from the picture above, three black figures are hanging from a tree. One male, one female and one child. A fourth figure of another child has a knife in its back and is seen on the ground apparently trying to help get the male figure down. The sign carried by the black male figure is not legible in this photo.
Someone in the community took a photo of the display and forwarded it to Clarksville Now. Fort Campbell Public Affairs was also notified and after an investigation was conducted, the owners of the display removed it an offered an apology to the community.
“Displays of an offensive nature are not reflective of Army values and the family-friendly environment provided for employees and residents of the Fort Campbell community,” said Brendalyn Carpenter with Public Affairs.