Obama Rodeo Clown Banned from State Fair

By: Lindsay McCane - August 12, 2013

What may have been meant as an innocent joke, has led to the ban of a rodeo clown from working at Missouri’s State Fair by State Fair Director, Mark Wolfe.

Apparently, the rodeo clown was wearing a mask depicting the President Barrack Obama, and then proceeded to ask the crowd if they wanted to see the “bull run over him”. The name of the man who pulled the stunt has not yet been released. The announcer could be heard making comments including, “As soon as this bull comes out, Obama, don’t you move,” and “He’s gonna get ya, Obama; he’s going to get ya.”

The Missouri State Fair Commission issued an apology saying that the rodeo clown was “inappropriate and disrespectful.” The statement went on to say, “We strive to be a family friendly event and regret that Saturday’s rodeo badly missed that mark.”

The Rodeo Cowboy Association released a statement saying: “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.”

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said that the rodeo clown’s action was “shameless”. “The young Missourians who witnessed this stunt learned exactly the wrong lesson about political discourse – that somehow it’s ever acceptable to, in a public event, disrespect, taunt, and joke about harming the President of our great nation,” said Senator McCaskill in response to the incident.

The video and pictures of the rodeo has gone viral, with people making postings on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media websites.


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  • Jeffrey Pugh

    So what, we are not in North Korea or china… Are we? Obama is not a king. Would anyone have a problem if he wore a Bush or a Reagan mask? No, so get over it and get a life.

  • Jim Mohn

    You can say or do anything within the law about any president this nation has had, with one exception. I don’t feel that it is appropriate to fire the clown because of what he wore or said. Fire him because he is a bad clown or does not protect the riders, but as far as the rest is concerned, all you pc people on the left, right and in the middle: Get a life. No harm done (Other than one more person unemployed) unless you make it harmful. Grow up people

  • http://briankindsvater.com BrianK

    The amount of faux outrage is incredible. But something was needed to distract from the endless scandals involving spying, the IRS, Eric Holder, Obamacare, gun running, and so on.

  • gene willis

    feel free to vote another minority dictator back into office.this is what diversity is.make fun of everyone except blacks.obama,the untouchable,obama,the righous,obama,the white liberals god.obama,the jewish owned media’s child.communism has finaly arrived in this country.this is what all the young people voted for.this is the great savior of you all.well,i hope each and everyone who voted him back into office suffers,along with their families.obama care,cant wait for the death resaults in this country.