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Mississippi man banned from bar after he shows up in KKK costume for Halloween party

A Mississippi man showed up in a KKK outfit for a costume party at a bar. He was told to remove the white gown and hood, and to leave the bar. (Image source: Facebook screenshot)

A Mississippi man has been banned from a bar after he showed up in Ku Klux Klan hood and robe for a Halloween costume party over the weekend, the Clarion Ledger reported.

Bryan Carroll, who co-owns Mutt & BC's Bar & Grill in Picayune, wasn't amused by the man's costume. He told him to remove the white gown and hood and to leave his business.

The man left the bar but not before someone snapped a photo and shared it on social media.

What's the story?

Carroll told the paper that the white man showed up on Saturday night to the party wearing a white robe and pointed hat, and waving a Mississippi flag.

Several black customers were in the bar when the man arrived.

"We do not tolerate or condone racism at any level of our business, customers or staff," Carroll told the newspaper. "Everyone is welcome and we do have all walks of life and all races that patronize our place."

The man in the costume wasn't a regular customer and Carroll said he didn't know him.

The city's mayor Ed Pinero told USA Today that he was happy that the owners asked the man to leave the bar.

"The city of Picayune does not support any type of racist or derogatory actions, period, whether it’s true to life or a costume party," Pinero said. "It’s just unacceptable behavior."

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