What has this country come to? In 2016 everything must be politically correct, and we must coddle anyone who has ever been offended by anything.

Now the University of Florida has followed suit of a world that must be politically correct. Any student who is “troubled” or offended by Halloween costumes can come in for counseling….yeah, you read that correctly.


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The school wrote a blog post on their website encouraging students to “think about your choices of costumes and themes.”

The post reads: “Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions. Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people. Also, keep in mind that social media posts can have a long-term impact on your personal and professional reputation.”


The university wanted to remind students that if they were offended by Halloween costumes that they can come to the wellness center to speak to a counselor or alert the school’s Bias Education Response Team. Come on! This is college and you can be guaranteed that there will be offensive outfits. So glad they have a system set up to help those offended or frightened students cope with the horrors of Halloween.

“If you are troubled by an incident that does occur, please know that there are many resources available. Please take advantage of the 7 days a week presence of the U Matter, We Care program at the University of Florida by emailing umatter@ufl.edu. Additionally, there is a 24/7 counselor in the Counseling and Wellness Center available to speak by phone.”


This outlandish practice seems to be spreading across the country as other schools have also offered counseling to students.

A school district in Connecticut cracked down on clown costumes after “killer clown” sightings swept the nation and plagued cities nationwide. They deemed the outfits as a “symbol of terror.” What ever happened to young adults not having to worry about being politically correct? It’s about having fun. It’s Halloween costumes we’re  talking about here. If you don’t want to see them, stay inside for the night.


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