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Minnesota resident writes anonymous note slamming neighbor's Christmas lights display as a...


Minnesota resident who put up Christmas lights outside her home has received a letter from a neighbor describing the display as 'harmful'. 

The homeowner, a local nurse named Kim Hunt, told on Tuesday that three other residents on her street in St. Anthony also received the nasty note in their mailboxes

The letter, which has been written anonymously, states: 'I couldn't help but notice your Christmas light display. The idea of twinkling, colorful lights are a reminder of divisions that continue to run through our society, a reminder of systemic biases against our neighbors who don't celebrate Christmas or who can't afford to put up lights of their own.'

The letter continues: 'We must do work of educating ourselves about the harmful impact an outward facing display like yours can have.'

The unknown author of the letter then goes on to 'challenge' homeowners to  'respect the dignity of all people' and 'learn from differences, ideas and opinions of our neighbors'. 

'We must come together collectively and challenge institutional inequities; St. Anthony is a community welcoming of all people and we must demand better of ourselves'. 

Hunt told that she was 'bewildered and sad' after receiving the message.

'My simple light display gives me joy when I come home from working on the Covid unit at a local hospital,' she stated. 

'I think it's sad we can't all appreciate diversity and celebrate traditions of all people. '