An angry mother has called out what she branded ‘inappropriate’ Halloween decorations in Woolworths stores.
The woman from Western Australia posted a complaint to the Woolworth Facebook page, showing a ghoulish display of decorations in her local store which she said ‘frightened’ her kids.
Two grim reapers could be seen hanging from the ceiling draped in spider webs, a sight which enraged the shopper, who accompanied her post with the hashtag #nothappywoolworths.
An angry mother from Western Australia has shared her feelings about Woolworths’s Halloween decorations (pictured) calling them ‘inappropriate’
‘The decorations are not appropriate, can’t you just dedicate a spot or something? It’s great you have quiet hour but this is not helping at all,’ Bec Tabinor posted.
‘Any one else struggle with their kids when the decorations come out? Mine said “lets leave and go to IGA instead, they don’t have scary decorations”.
Facebook users in the comments were divided as the post sparked a huge debate.
‘I think a dedicated section would be better, I also think it’s a bit tasteless and inappropriate at the moment,’ one user said in defence of the woman.
The yearly tradition celebrated on October 31 generally brings about ghoulish decorations, but the woman posted her disdain to Woolworths Facebook page (pictured, a Woolworths store decorated)
‘Yeah it’s not good having scary decorations gives my kids the night mares,’ another added.
But the vast majority of commenters thought the woman’s post was ridiculous, suggesting she get in the spirit of the October 31 holiday.
‘That’s not even scary hahahahaha my 8-year-old would laugh,’ one woman added.
‘It’s October. Many, many places have decorations up including people’s houses and properties. Maybe keep the kids home for the entire month if this sort of display scared them,’ another wrote.
Other users also poked fun at the woman, suggesting the decorations, which are an annual tradition, are not a new thing.
While some parents agreed with the woman, others took to the post to poke fun at her complaint (pictured, a a range of Woolworths Halloween decorations)
‘It’s almost like it’s an annual festival, that comes round every year at the same time,’ one user quipped.
‘If only there was prior warning of this event. Like giving it the same date every year or something. Hmm. Wonder if anybody thought of that before,’ another added.
A representative from Woolworths replied to the woman’s post,
‘We’re sorry to hear your concerns about the Halloween decorations in one of our stores,’ asking the woman to direct her complaint to management.
‘It’s almost like it’s an annual festival, that comes round every year at the same time,’ one user wrote (pictured, a Woolworths in Brisbane)
A Woolworths spokesperson explained that store workers help customers celebrate events all year round.
‘Our store teams enjoy helping customers celebrate a range of events throughout the year and we encourage them to get in the festive spirit by decorating their store in the lead up to celebrations like Halloween,’ the representative said.
‘We appreciate this customer’s feedback on the decorations at their local store and have passed it onto the store team.’