A mother’s idea of a Halloween costume which included coloring her son’s skin and dressing him as a slave for a school Halloween party has been hit with anger.

The mother made light humor of her decision to cast her son as slave with multiple pictures on her since deleted Instagram account.

Sabrina Flor is now apologizing for her poor taste in judgement after she was met with backlash. She shut down her Instagram account hours after her son appeared at his private school’s costume event on Monday, shared Daily Mail.

Ms Flor has been widely criticised and accused of being a racist after she posted pictures of her son wearing chains, with his body covered in brown body paint from head to toe.

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The costume featured the nine-year-old boy with a collar wrapped around his neck while a long plastic chain bounded his neck area to both of his wrists.

She shared an apology on another social media page writing, ‘I just wanted to apologize for the fact! It has never been my intention to offend anyone, I am extremely sorry for everything that has happened,’ the mother supposedly wrote.

‘I feel VERY wrong with the horrid curses and threats that they are sending me. Apologies to all, from the bottom of my heart! #Peace.’

The school where the boy attends, described the mother’s poor choice and said it abhorred any practices that promote slavery.

‘Unfortunately, the choice of the costume for participation of the Halloween, made by the student’s family, touched on a historical wound of our country,’ the private school said in a statement.

Recently a teacher caused quite a stir for allowing her son to dress as Adolf Hitler in a ‘last-minute’ Halloween costume. Read more here.

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  • What on earth was she thinking? Terrible horrible idea.


  • What the? This is absolutely stupid. Not fun to dress up representing misery at all.


  • How humiliated did the boy feel at school? Without reading the article first the top photo reminds of a dog collar and chain. That was horrifying enough. Even the boy’s foot that doesn’t have the chain on it looks as though it has been disfigured. (like a nail in the back of his heel). The Mum is lucky she hasn’t had a visit from the relevant Govt. authorities. Pshyological abuse if nothing else.


  • I think people are losing the plot about Halloween, they need to research the origins and what it actually means.


  • The main thing is she apologised for her actions, I hope for future reference her humour isn’t as funny as she think it is


  • The world is so pic focussed nowadays, no one can do anything without upsetting someone, especially with the internet do highly involved. Soon, people will be too scared to leave their homes in case they offend soneone. It’s ridiculous!


  • I don’t personally like this costume choice but I’m glad the mother took responsibility and apologised.


  • I don’t know that it’s racist, but it’s definitely insensitive.


  • To dress her son as a slave at Halloween at least shows that she sees the slavery as horror, what it was indeed. But this is not something to joke about and it would have been good if she had considered other people’s feelings. A poor choice indeed.


  • This is such poor taste! What would possess her to think this is even a little bit funny? She needs to take A long hard look at herself. ????


  • How did she not think people would react this way. I’m appalled. Money doesn’t buy knowledge it seems


  • Good grief, either her common sense was on hiatus or shes a racist at heart. In all truth I think it’s the latter, no way in hell do you just mistakenly do something like this without realising the message you’re sending.


  • Aside from all the other issues how do you explain to a child about this costume.

    • I had the same thought! So many questions about the motivation behind this costume.


  • My goodness I cannot believe this even occurred. I hope negative comments were constructive and taken in a place of reflection.


  • Why would a child want to dress like this? Why would any parent allow this as a costume? It really is inappropriate and insensitive.


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