A Kentucky medical center is mandating all of their employees complete diversity training after a man came dressed to an annual costume party wearing a mask depicting President Barack Obama in what appears to be a straight jacket.
Jennie Stuart Medical Center is also asking their employees to refrain from wearing political, religious, ethnic and gender based Halloween costumes, according to WZTV.
At the medical center’s annual Halloween party, the man wearing the Obama mask was escorted by two individuals dressed as security officers and performed a skit called “VIP Special Delivery,” winning the group third place in the costume contest.
But, after a photo circulated of the group, the medical center’s VP of Human Resources wrote a letter to the staff of about 750 apologizing to anyone offended.
“I think it is very, very offensive,” C.E. Timberlake, a local pastor, said. “And really, that shouldn’t have happened.”
It was not immediately clear which employee was dressed in the Obama mask at the party.
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