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University Offers Halloween Counseling for ‘Offended or Scared’ Students

These kids are probably more mature than University of Florida students (Getty Images)
These kids are probably more mature than University of Florida students (Getty Images)

The University of Florida has been known over the years for a pretty tough college football team. However, apparently the student body, not so much.

According to the website theamericanmirror, the university is now offering 24-7 counseling services to students who are “offended or scared by Halloween.”

The university posted the following message on it’s website Monday:

“If you choose to participate in Halloween activities, we encourage you to think about your choices of costumes and themes. Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions,” it continues. “Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people.”

The Gator Times went on to say that those who are traumatized by politically incorrect Halloween costumes, the Bias and Education Response Team is standing by. No, this isn’t an early April Fools joke.  It’s real. Tuition dollars in action?

For the most part, we assume that parents will, at some point, teach their children about Halloween.  Inform them it’s supposed to be fun, maybe a little scary, but nothing over the top. It’s not meant to be. But parents also try to usually toughen their kids up sometimes because it’s good preparation for life.

In this case, there’s either something in the water in Florida, or we as a society have fallen to the point where if anybody says “boo” we have an accident in our underwear.

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