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Remove the sacrilegious "Scare Zone" themed after the sacred holiday Día De Los Muertos

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For the last few years, Knott's Scary Farm has had a Day of the Dead Scare Zone. This Scare Zone is extremely inappropriate and culturally insensitive; it belittles a cultural and religious tradition to nothing more than decor. It is not something to take and make into a "Scare Zone," which by the way is little more than an outdoor club with electronic dance music and "scareactors" appropriating stereotypical Día De Los Muertos attire while dancing to EDM.

This sacred holiday—although trivialized in media and mainstream—is important to the Latino community. From October 31st to November 2nd, we pay our respects to late loved ones and honor their lives.

Would Knott's get away with taking another sacred cultural holiday and creating a Scare Zone with it? I think not—so why are we letting them appropriate Día De Los Muertos year after year after year?

I hope you join me in asking Knott's Scary Farm to discontinue this sacred holiday as a theme.

Please sign this petition with me, letting Knott's know that, until they change once and for all this "Scare Zone" to something less culturally insensitive and offensive, you will not/no longer be a patron—and will encourage others to do the same.



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