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Published On: Tue, Aug 13th, 2013

Missouri: Rodeo clown banned after donning Obama mask, Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association apologizes

The Missouri State Fair on Monday imposed a lifetime ban on a rodeo clown whose depiction of President Barack Obama getting charged by a bull was widely criticized by Democratic and Republican officials alike, CBS News reports.

Rodeo clown wearing Obama mask draws much criticism Image/Video Screen Shot

Rodeo clown wearing Obama mask draws much criticism
Image/Video Screen Shot

The incident occurred on Saturday, when the rodeo clown put on a President Obama mask and encouraged a bull to run him down, drawing cheers from the crowd.

According to a Associated Press report, the announcer asked the frenzied crowd if they wanted to see “Obama run down by a bull.”

One fairgoer, Perry Beam, told the AP that another clown ran up to the clown wearing the Obama mask, pretended to tickle him, and played with the mask’s lips.

The fair said in a written statement announcing the clown’s ban that he had engaged in an “unconscionable stunt” that was “inappropriate and not in keeping with the Fair’s standards.” The fair’s press release did not identify the clown.

The Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association issued the following apology:

The Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association would like to extend a sincere apology for the inappropriate act during the Bull Riding at the Saturday performance of the MRCA Rodeo.

The MRCA Board of Directors and over 600 members do not condone nor approve of this sort of activity.  The MRCA Board of Directors is dealing with the situation firmly and quickly as this type of behavior will not be tolerated.
The Sport of Rodeo is not meant to be a political platform.  We are taking measures by training and educating our contract acts to prevent anything like this from ever happening again.
All Members of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association are very proud of our Country and our President.  Once again our apologies to the Missouri State Fair and the fans who were in attendance and we hope to see you at another rodeo soon.

 

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