Skip to comments.Mo. State Fair bans rodeo clown who mocked Obama
Posted on 08/12/2013 4:19:02 PM PDT by Nachum
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) 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.
The rodeo clown won't be allowed to participate or perform at the fair again. Fair officials say they're also reviewing whether to take any action against the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for Saturday's event.
The entertainment during the bull riding contest featured a clown wearing a mask of Obama with an upside down broomstick attached to his backside. Spectators were asked if they wanted to see "Obama run down by a bull." Many in the audience responded enthusiastically.
Numerous Missouri officials denounced the act after video and photos were posted online. Some Democratic Missouri lawmakers suggested Monday that there should be financial consequences for the fair.
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You will not mock Dear Leader!!!
Kanye West says “George Bush doesn’t like black people” and his career skyrockets. America’s double standard never ceases to amaze/amuse.
First you could not make fun of Allah. Now we have added The Won. Who is next?
A Nixon mask, a Reagan mask, or a GW mask and we never would have heard the story . In fact if we did it would have been in jest an great fun.
Dig a hole GOP and jump the hell in.
For crying out loud! Bet they didn’t pull that sort of censorship when Bush was president, or Reagan, or pick-a-Republican.
Just when things were looking up... LOL
Happened on Saturday, banned for life on Monday. Big Brother moves quickly, doesn’t he? ;)
Hey President Putin, I double dog dare you to dress up like an Obama Clown.
Oh, I'm sure he'll find plenty of work in Texas, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Oklahoma...anywhere bull-riding is sold.
Yep, late-night comedians can broadcast “Snipers Wanted” on photos of Bush, or film Bush assassination-fantasy movies and have it be called art; or, hang Palin in effegy, or stand-up comics make jokes about gang-raping Palin, or tweet that she needs to be assassinated...
But the very MOMENT that Obama, the Messiah, gets mocked, and it’s time to bring out the guillotine.
This ban is outrageous political correctness.
The fans need to protest.
This is stupid.
Bet you a dollar to a dog turd they don’t have the guts to go after the Cowboys Association. Hey you idiots, he’s a CLOWN, they make fun of people...get it. I think the clown should sue them. Lost his job and future works.
I agree with the ruling. Clowns were mocked by wearing Obama’s face.
“The clown needs to get a buck from a million or so of appreciative American fans.”
bull’s eye performance by one of the great rodeo clowns. The extreme over reaction by blatant hypocrits should bring this rodeo to an abrupt halt. Cowboys are not pansies.