New Yorkers are now debating whether or not Hikind's costume was a racist act.
I'm saddened by this conversation. From what I've seen from the photos on the web, the costume does not seem malicious in any way. Further, I am Catholic, and I have repeatedly seen people dress up as Catholics, often in costumes designed to offend ... and I don't make a federal case out of it.
Curious as to what blog readers think.
|Photo of Dov Hikind in Purim costume
|Photo from The Gawker, critical of Hikind. Source
|Just one of the tamer examples of people dressing up as Catholics for comedic purposes. Father Guido Sarducci, Don Novello, Saturday Night Live's most frequent comic character.