Free thinker? Inappropriate? Child’s Halloween costume of Jan. 6 shaman sparks debate
Jacob Chansley and other protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, in Washington, D.C.. - Win McNamee/TNS/TNS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An Instagram account best known for identifying Jan. 6 rioters turned its attention to an 11-year-old boy from Shelby this week after he won a costume contest at his school. “Homegrown Terrorists,” grabbed a screenshot of a post originally made by Brandon Gosey on Facebook featuring the child’s photo. The child was dressed up as the QAnon Shaman who stormed the Capitol, with face paint, a horned headdress, and a homemade podium. Gosey is listed as the athletic director at Pinnacle Classical Academy in Shelby and says the 11-year-old is his student. Pinnacle Classical Academy ...