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Hopkinsville, KY - -
One Halloween costume is scaring up plenty of controversy along the Tennessee-Kentucky border.

A person dressed as President Obama wearing a straitjacket is generating lots of complaints.

We don't know if these employees at Hopkinsville's Jennie Stuart Medical Center were making a joke or a political statement with their Halloween costumes, but they did get a reaction.

Those who fall into the offended category are upset with the portrayal of President Obama in police custody wearing a straitjacket.

1st Street Baptist Church Pastor C.E. Timberlake says it's wrong to portray any president that way.

"I think it's very offensive and really that shouldn't have happened," Timberlake said. "There are other characters they could have dressed up and put a straitjacket other than the President of this country,"

Administrators of the hospital agree releasing a statement saying "no matter who the president is they deserve respect and honor."

Joe turner is the Vice Chair of the Christian County Republican Party and he points out President Obama isn't the first to be made fun of on Halloween and believes this costume makes an amusing statement inside a hospital.

"We see even still today Richard Nixon masks and George W Bush masks," Turner said.

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