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OWENSBORO, Ky. – A Kentucky father found himself in hot water on social media with what most people seem to agree is a poor choice of Halloween costume.

Bryant Goldbach He dressed as a Nazi welder and his school-age son as Adolf Hitler before going to a Trunk or Treat event on Thursday night. The news was reported for the first time by WEHT Eyewitness News.

Later he posted a photo of himself on Facebook and the reaction was immediate.

Goldbach apologized, saying it was a bad decision on his part and that his intention was simply to portray historical figures.

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In a statement, Rabbi Gary Mazo of Temple Adath B'nai Israel said that Goldbach's apology was "important," but noted that such suits are inherently "a sad reflection of our society."

"If your wardrobe remembers an event in which millions of people died, choose another costume," he wrote.

Facebook page of Bryant Goldbach (Photo: Facebook)

The screenshots of Goldbach's Facebook page before his apology show slogans such as "White pride does not mean hatred", "Being a liberal means being a hypocrite" and several positions against social justice issues such as the concept of "white privilege" "

Goldbach complained about the treatment he and his family received at the event, saying:

"We saw people dressed as murderers, demons, serial killers, blood and gore of all kinds, no one caught our attention, but my little one and I dressed like historical figures, and it's worth it that people do not just make sarcastic comments, but to approach us and threaten my little boy of 5 years … Yes, liberalism is alive and well and we had the disgust of dealing with the fruits of the so-called tolerant left ".