Halloween, as we know it, is a time for kids to have fun dressing up as cute or scary characters and go "trick or treating". Tragic events should be taught to children in a compassionate way, showing them how wrong the event was. Especially for elementary school children who have not witnessed tragedy, tragic events reenacted would be traumatizing. Parents should be the ones to talk to their children about the Pulse Nightclub massacre.
No, tragic events should be off limits because too many people were impacted by the events of the Orlando massacre. What if a loved one walked through the haunted house? It was a traumatic event for everyone involved, and no one should have to suffer through it again. It was a terrible decision to make the haunted house in the first place.
The tragic pulse nightclub shooting should be taught and discussed in schools. However, depicting the horrifying events in a haunted house is not a learning lesson. It is extremely tacky and distasteful to use this tragedy for shock value in a haunted house. There are better ways to discuss the Pulse massacre.
No, a tragic event is not a free license to "teach" lessons that may be in poor taste or highly insensitive. People need to use common sense. Making a haunted house that depicts a terrible recent tragedy is not the right thing to do. There are other ways to teach lessons, ways that are less hurtful and far more sensitive.