Try BlazeTV for Free
US

Is Photo From a Freaky Memphis Corn Maze Reason for Major Moral Change?

"I've had relatives that were lynched and my great grandmother was a slave."

The hanging scene at the Mid-South Maze has raised some controversy at the Memphis attraction. (Image source: WMCTV)

It's not navigating the corn maze at a Tennessee Halloween attraction that's causing some angst, but a gruesome scene that has some guests offended.

According to WMCTV, a guest at the Mid-South Maze in Memphis Friday snapped a photo and posted it on Instagram. It shows a medieval scene of a hanging. The victim's face is painted black.

mid-south maze hanging scene The hanging scene at the Mid-South Maze has raised some controversy at the Memphis attraction. (Image source: WMCTV)

"The issue is you have a Caucasian man with a young boy, not even an African American boy, but a young boy with black face. [It's] almost like minstrel times just hanging from a noose. It's something that shouldn't be tolerated," Timothy Moore told WMCTV.

"I've had relatives that were lynched and my great grandmother was a slave. So, to see something that depicts slavery and not only slavery but the ugly side where lynches occurred, it was so insensitive to the African American community," Moore continued.

But maze owner Chris Taylor, who has operated the Halloween attraction for the past 13 years, said it's not supposed to represent slavery and the black paint is to help the actor blend in.

"It's a medieval scene out in a corn maze. There's a little bit of black makeup on his face. He sometimes wears a mask, but it's more camouflage," said Taylor told the local news station.

Taylor told WMCTV he hadn't heard complaints until he was contacted by the reporter. He also noted that he doesn't plan to change the attraction.

Watch WMCTV's report:

Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

--

[related]

One last thing…
Watch TheBlaze live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
try premium
Exclusive video
All Videos
Watch BlazeTV on your favorite device, anytime, anywhere.
Try BlazeTV for Free
Sponsored content
Daily News Highlights

Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.