According to NPR, Missouri State Fair officials have now banned the rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask during a performance that mocked the president.
This YouTube video shows the skit:
The incident has gotten an unbelievable amount of national coverage and has now prompted a Facebook page supporting the clown, Tuffy Gessling. It has also garnered big attention with an apology letter from known blogger, Matt Walsh, to the president.
Here is portion of that apology:
Dear President Obama,
I’m reaching out to you as a friend. I know you must be deeply hurting after what happened at the Missouri State Fair. Sure, you probably try to avoid watching the news while you’re on vacation, but I’m sure the pilot who airlifted your dog to your rental mansion in Martha’s Vineyard probably caught you up to speed (that guy is such a chatterbox). Your jaw must have hit the floor when you heard the news: A rodeo clown in Missouri poked fun at you. Yeah, I know, almost impossible to believe. The gall! The gumption! The racism! Don’t worry, the entire country erupted in outrage, Democrats and Republicans issued statements of condemnation, and now the offending clown has been banned for life from the Missouri State Fair. There will likely be “action taken” against the Missouri Rodeo Clown Association, and I do hope justice is visited upon them swiftly. I think we’re all a little sick of the Missouri Rodeo Clown Association causing trouble. It’s something new every week with those freakin’ guys.
CLICK HERE to read the rest of his letter.
Source: The Matt Walsh Blog
Posted by Haylie Shipp