"So we said we’ll make it less offensive. And that’s when we put the sign up saying it’s been censored," O'Neill said.
O'Neill said he’s put up the same display outside his home in the Grogan’s Bluff neighborhood off and on for the past decade.
"Great feedback. People laughed. Lots of picture taking. People stopped their cars," O'Neill said.
But this weekend, an HOA board member told O'Neill in an email, “We have had more new neighbors with small children move in … and they are finding it offensive.”
"It’s purely to break up the monotony of life a little bit and have a little bit of fun. This is the time of year where you have a little bit of fun,” O'Neill said.
While he put it up just to make people laugh, O'Neill now hopes his controversial display might end up making them think.
"Make sure we’re all a bit more understanding. And have a little bit more sense of humor," O'Neill said.
O'Neill said he hasn’t decided yet if he’ll leave that sign up … or maybe try sitting the pumpkin man down.