UK Children’s Play Center Apologizes for Employee in Slipknot Mask
Adventure Kidz, and self-described “indoor adventure centre” for children, has been forced to issue an apology after an employee in a Slipknot mask scared some of their young patrons.
The brouhaha began after one mother, Charlotte Nolan, took to Facebook to complain about the mask, posting the above photo and claiming that the children, who were apparently all under ten years of age, “were crying and visibly upset” by the “completely inappropriate” costume:
“[Adventure Kidz] were completely off the mark. There are plenty more appropriate costumes they could wear, they could have done Frankenstein or Dracula, they just didn’t need a man in a mask.”
It’s worth noting that the area terrorized by this faux Corey Taylor is open to teenagers, not just kids ten and under; that Adventure Kidz had noted on Facebook that employees would be wearing Halloween costumes; and that an announcement was made over the PA system before the costumed employees came out. Nonetheless, Andrew Moody, owner of Adventure Kidz, issued an apology online.
Still, Moody tells Kent Online, his staff has been harassed as a result of the drama:
“The incident was dealt with within five minutes, the company have apologised and that was it from start to finish.
“I honestly feel bullying my staff is from my point of view just not on.
“This is unacceptable and has to stop.”
We do not yet know what the actual Corey Taylor thinks.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go run around a school yard dressed as King Diamond.