KD dropping Miner's Revenge from Haunt
I had heard rumors but finally KD has announced that they will not be bringing back Miner's Revenge next year after there was an outcry about it being ‘insensitive to coal miners”. Seriously?
Look I am all for being PC but at what point does this get out of hand. The haunt was amazing and was brand new this year. It was IMO the best Haunt KD had.
The link below is the news report and the attached link is from change.org and the petition that was placed on it.
I’m not a huge haunted house fan, but I really hate to see this. And I really hate to use the old “just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean everyone else shouldn’t like it” cliché, but it definitely applies here. Halloween Haunts are supposed to be offensive. Most of them have severed body parts, blood, disfigured characters, and crazy (oops, I mean, mentally unstable) people chasing guests with chainsaws and other power tools. If you take out the scenes that offend people, you’re going to be left with nothing but a pitch black haunt… which will probably somehow end up being offensive to blind people.
I do understand the other side of things, but really, this is going a bit too far. Just my two cents.
Oh, and just one more thing. Black Diamond at Knoebels is a “haunted coal mine”. Should they be forced to change the theme because it is also insensitive to people in the area who worked in the Centralia coal mines? Jeez.
* This post was modified at 10/30/13 2:42:54 PM *