Alabama school official wears blackface ‘Kanye West’ costume for Halloween
A school district employee from Decatur City, Alabama named Heath Morrow dressed in blackface for a Halloween costume as rapper Kanye West.
Heath Morrow’s wife, Shannon Morrow posted the offensive photo to her Facebook wall in which she poses next to her husband with an elaborately padded posterior and leopard print spike heels intended to make her look like reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
“Haha some people thought Heath was really a black man,” she commented.
Heath Morrow’s profile information lists him as working at “Decatur City Schools, Decatur, Alabama.”
Decatur appointed its first-ever black fire chief in 2014, prompting an outcry by some residents.
“It’s not about racism, it’s about the qualifications,” said Alma Birdsong of Decatur to DecaturDaily.com. “They should have looked at Chief Jackson’s qualifications. I just don’t understand it.”