The Bad Mummy Offensive

I promised Halloween offenses and just like badly made chicken wire ghosts, there are plenty of them floating around out there! Here’s a recent story from the Metro about an offensive display in Worchester, England (which is pronounced Worchester, in case you’re wondering).

People offended by Halloween display because of murders a mile away 50 years ago

A mum has said her Halloween display with body bags ‘isn’t in bad taste’ after she was criticised because it was a mile away from a series three murders.

Collett Alldrett, 39, has hit back at criticism of her decorations after facing accusations they were in bad taste and scaring kids.

The school worker from Ronkswood, Worcester, lives a mile away from where David McGreavy murdered three children and impaled their bodies on railings on April 13, 1973.

McGreavy was dubbed the ‘Monster of Worcester’ and was released in 2019 after spending 45 years in jail.

Some neighbours now believe Collette’s ghoulish display is ‘too over the top’ and ‘gruesome’ considering the area’s links to McGreavy.

Now, I know what you’re thinking so I am including a photo of the offending display, in case your morbid curiosity has been piqued.

Brace yourself. It’s quite gruesome.










Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Thankfully the offending mummy didn’t take this lying down and hit back at her critics with this:

She admits the two life-sized body bags pinned to the exterior walls had certainly been turning heads but was unaware they were dividing opinion.

Collette, a school worker and cleaner, said: ‘I don’t think they are in bad taste.

‘There will always be people who have to say something horrible or nasty when others try to do nice things to make others smile.

I agree, Collette. Just to spite them, I’d add another body or two. Maybe a dead hooker out by the front sidewalk there as a nod to Jack the Ripper.

Not a real one, of course. I’m sure with your talents you could mock one up with some milk cartons and some blood sausages or something.

What do you think? Is Collette’s Halloween display offensive enough? Let me know in the comments!

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