Juice shop slammed for going 'too far' with 'appalling' Halloween decorations
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Most of us love a good bit of Halloween decor here and there to really bring on spooky season in style.
An Aussie Boost Juice stall has come under fire for the cardboard cutouts it chose to drape around its store front.
Staff at the stall, which resides in the Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre, were forced to remove the Halloween bunting, which was comprised of a string of bloodied cut-up hands and feet.
Last week (26 October), snaps of the juice shop were shared to a local group on Facebook with a caption that read: "I think it’s appalling to have something this graphic where people walk by."
The individual continued: "Already some are finding it hard with their kids to even walk into Big W and Kmart where they have the skeletons and ghouls etc.
"I don’t understand what severed limbs have to do with Halloween. This is just appalling to have for a shop in my opinion."
Many other shoppers agreed, calling out the choice in decor as being 'insensitive', saying they 'look like cutouts from real life injuries'.
Another compared the juice stall to a 'butcher's shop', while a third declared: "There is definitely a line when it comes to this gory stuff and this is too far."
A fourth couldn’t understand 'who wants to look at a severed foot while they’re ordering their juice'.
Others, however, clearly weren't as fussed about the bunting.
One Facebook user argued 'there’s worse things happening in the world compared to a few tacky Halloween decorations', and that the cutouts would 'teach kids resilience'
"It’s Halloween, spooky season, not wrap ya kids in bubble wrap season," a second penned.
A third chimed in: "Kids being scared for two minutes isn’t a world-ending sort of moment, it’s really not hard to explain that they’re fake."
Boost Juice Australia’s general manager has since confirmed the decorations have been taken down.
"As soon as we became aware of this type of decoration we asked the team to remove it from display as this is not part of who we are and how we want our brand represented," they told Yahoo News Australia.
They continued: "This display has now been removed.
"Fun Halloween is aligned to Boost however frightening and gruesome Halloween is not aligned with our brand."
Tyla has reached out to Boost Juice Australia for comment.