A man from Kentucky was forced to apologise after he dressed up his son as Adolf Hitler and himself wore a Nazi soldier costume for a Halloween family photo, Daily Mail reported. Brant Goldbach, who was wearing a Waffen-SS uniform, said that he regrets dressing up his five-year-old as the German dictator.
The incident, which created quite a buzz on social media, blew up when Goldbach justified the costumes by saying that his son loved dressing up as ‘historical figures shared’ and called out those people who approached him and threatened him during a local trick or treat event.
However, Goldbach faced backlash when people publicly shamed him and called him a “racist” and a “coward” on various social media platforms. Others also called him ignorant for celebrating Hitler and SS soldiers. The post was later deleted by Goldbach.
You made it in a hurry before you had to get hitler involved
— canned laughter. (@NotChildKing) October 28, 2018
You dress your child as hitler like you proud of him but didn’t learn your child how bad was hitler and you don’t want your child to be like him ..😞
— S.Joanne (@SJoanne5) October 28, 2018
I have no words — just sympathy for the child.
— Oddball Longfellow (@Odd_Longfellow) October 27, 2018
Hi this is a public service announcement: do not dress your child up as Hitler for Halloween.
— Austin Hourigan (@arhourigan) October 26, 2018
According to the news website, Goldbach who runs a jewellery store later apologised for his actions and claimed that he did not realise that the dress up would “stir so much controversy”. He went on to admit that he had not “thought the costume through” and admitted that it was indeed in “bad taste”.