A US mother and daughter are facing accusations of racism after attending a school's Halloween celebration in matching trashy costumes.
The unidentified pair wore black shirts and white bags with the words "white trash" written on the front to the Huron Park Elementary "Trunk or Treat" event on Thursday, Detroit's Fox 2 reports.
Their faces were painted white, with black eyes and red drawings on their cheeks.
On Saturday critics rounded the mother, who they say is setting a bad example.
"I was a little appalled. To me, how can you dress yourself and your child in a white trash outfit?" parent Nicole Ekmeian said.
"Roseville is known for 'white trash' and you just don't do that at a kids function," another parent Megan Manchenko said, adding that the event had a strict set of guidelines.
"You can't have weapons; you can't have blood you can't have gory stuff, but racial slurs? Go right ahead!"
The school's principal admitted that it was difficult to get parents to follow the same rules as students, and that the woman had been approached about the costumes.
The drama comes just days after an Australian woman was forced to defend herself after photos of her African-themed 21st birthday party sparked accusations of racism from US media.
Source: Fox 2
Author: Chloe Ross, Approving editor: Dave Meddows