Utah Halloween Skeleton Decoration Ordered To Be Taken Down By City
A controversial Halloween decoration featuring a pole-dancing skeleton has caused a stir in a Utah town, with locals coming together to defend the risqué display after the city ordered it to be taken down.
Grantsville City, Utah
The dispute began when officials in Grantsville City posted an image of the decoration on the town's Facebook page, demanding its removal. The picture, which has since been deleted, depicted a skeleton wearing a purple wig performing a provocative routine while two other skeletal figures watched from lawn chairs, one looking particularly scandalized.
Despite the city's objections, supporters of the unconventional decoration have banded together to defend the rights of the homeowners to express their creativity in this way. It remains to be seen whether the skeleton will remain in place for the remainder of the Halloween season.
The City's Facebook Post
"You have until 9pm tonight (October 18) to take down your decorations or they will be removed by the city," the original post read. "Displays like this are not acceptable as it is against city code to attach anything to a street sign."
Although the post regarding the skeleton was taken down by the city, it did not hinder the residents from expressing their appreciation for the alluring skeletal dancer. The locals have inundated the town's Facebook page with supportive comments, criticizing the city for removing the post. Even unrelated social media posts from the city are now bombarded with an influx of skeleton dance gifs.
"Haha, bunch of prudes," one Facebook user commented on the town's page. "That Halloween decoration was amazing! And...you blasting it on social media made sure more people would see it! Thank you."
Who Is Responsible For The Decoration?
Christopher Fujishin, the genius behind the spooky showcase, followed the city's directive and relocated the Halloween scene to his front yard. However, he didn't stop there and has enhanced it by introducing dazzling lights, more skeletons, and even melodious tunes.
To make the display grander, Fujishin's neighbors are contributing decorations, and they've even created a donation box for the pole dancer to receive tips.
"Maybe a little risqué for some people but it's all in the name of fun. We look forward to keeping this going and getting a little more elaborate as we go." -Christopher Fujishin
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