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Obama Costume at Hospital Halloween Party Results in Mandatory Diversity Training for 750 Employees

A Kentucky medical center has ordered all of its employees to undergo diversity training after a worker wore a costume of President Obama to the hospital’s annual Halloween party last Friday.

As WZZTV reports, an employee at the Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, Ky., wore an Obama mask and straitjacket to the party, escorted by fellow workers dressed in police gear, and performed a skit entitled “VIP Special Delivery.” The outfits and skit won third place in a group costume contest.

The costumes spawned enough complaints that the hospital is now requiring all 750 employees to attend diversity training. Because of privacy rules, the hospital can’t say whether the employees who wore the costumes have been disciplined. In addition, they’ve has asked employees not to wear ethnic or political costumes to next year’s party.

Via Weasel Zippers.


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