Sheriff’s captain apologizes for black face Bob Marley costume

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A Captain in the Gaston County Sheriff’s office in South Carolina, was forced to issue an apology after being photographed wearing a black face as part of her Bob Marley Halloween costume.

Captain Melanie Thornburg, insisted that she never intended to offend anyone and was unaware of  the historical significance of  wearing a blackface.

Thornburg, who is white, landed in hot water after a photo surfaced on social media showing her wearing a dread-locked wig and a T-shirt emblazoned with a marijuana leaf and the word ‘High’.

The law enforcement official explained that on the weekend, she was searching for a last-minute idea for a Halloween  and since she already had the wig and the shirt, decided to go as Bob Marley.

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