HOUSTON, Texas — It did not take long for Dallas man James Faulk to stir up outrage after dressing his house up like an Ebola HAZMAT scene for Halloween. The display includes police tape and various bio waste containers.
University Park Police have said Faulk is not breaking any laws, according to local media outlet KHOU.
Many locals in the area still claim to be outraged by the display, but Faulk has chosen to laugh it off. He told KHOU, “I think it gets thinner and thinner these days. It never seems to amaze me what will offend people these days. And I’m sure I’m crossing the line.”
“There’s going to be naysayers,” he continued. “There’s going to be people who hate it and there already are. But in the end, everything with Ebola has turned out good in Dallas, thankfully. Except for Mr. Thomas.”
Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who brought Ebola into the U.S., died as a result of the deadly virus on October 8. Many, including the reverend Jess Jackson, asserted that Duncan did not get proper care because of the color of his skin. Despite such claims, Dallas’ Texas Presbyterian Hospital followed all CDC protocols while handling Duncan, the first man to be diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil
Two nurses who cared for Duncan at Texas Presbyterian also contracted the virus, but are still alive.
Falk’s controversial Halloween display was put up on Sunday night. He told local media that those who claim to be offended by the decor should simply skip his house while trick-or-treating.
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