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Criticism over 'White Trash' mother-daughter costume at Roseville school trick or treating

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The 'White Trash' mother-daughter Halloween costume The 'White Trash' mother-daughter Halloween costume

Some costumes at Huron Park Elementary's 'Trunk or Treat' Thursday night caused some backlash from other parents. The two, identified as mother and daughter by the school principal, wore a black sweatshirt, white trash bags and labels reading 'White Trash.'

"I was a little appalled. To me, how can you dress yourself and your child in a white trash outfit?" asks Roseville parent Nicole Ekmeian.

"Roseville is known for "white trash" and you just don't do that at a kids function," says mom Megan Manchenko. "You can't have weapons; you can't have blood; you can't have gory stuff, but racial slurs? Go right ahead!" Manchenko says facetiously.

Certain costumes are banned at school-sanctioned events. The principal confronted the mother about the costume, but told Fox 2 it's hard to make parents abide by the same rules as students.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from parents


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