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Drinking event that encouraged Native 'costumes' canceled






An advertisement for the Thanksgiving Costume Pub Crawl.

A Thanksgiving-eve drinking event that encouraged participants to wear Native American "costumes" has been canceled.

The Thanksgiving Costume Pub Crawl was to take place this evening in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The organizers canceled the event but didn't explain why in a post on Facebook.

A story on the website of The Miami New-Times might have had something to do with it. An organizer defended the nature of the event in a blog post that went up yesterday morning.

"We give our crawlers the option of dressing in theme of the holiday. It's up to them how they would like to dress to the crawl," John Gaebe told the paper. "Our pub crawls are often holiday themed. We take no stance on the issue. We just provide a platform for people to have a good time and celebrate a national holiday."

Get the Story:
Miami Pub Crawl Encourages Drinkers to Dress Up Like Native Americans for Thanksgiving (The Miami New-Times 11/26)