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Rodeo Clown Says Performances Won’t Change

KSAL Staff - September 14, 2013 8:24 pm

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A rodeo clown has performed for the first time since a controversial State Fair rodeo act that mocked President Barack Obama.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling hammed it up for the crowd during a pro bull riding event Friday in Jefferson County.

Beforehand, Gessling said everything has been very overwhelming and that he’s surprised people took offense to the politically themed skit. It featured another clown wearing an Obama mask, while Gessling made comments – including “We’re gonna stomp Obama” – to the crowd.

Gessling says the skit had been performed before, and that several past presidents’ faces were placed in similar scenarios. Gessling had other shows scheduled between his State Fair and Jefferson City appearances, but they were canceled.

Fuchs Mi

September 15, 2013 at 1:42 am

The one thing he forgot was this president is black and everything thing said is taken as racism.

Red Neck

September 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm

You are so right. I have been going to rodeo’s many a year and have seen many president’s portrayed in different skits. Never has been a problem and nobody complained. Now we have a black president and any little thing sets off the racism machine. Sorry but freedom of speech should not be related to race.

B Koz

September 16, 2013 at 9:52 am

I’m just glad to hear Tuffy isn’t giving in to the crybaby mentality. So he loses a couple gigs…so what? You can’t please everyone no matter what you do.
I hope when he’s gone he can see the damage he’s done….there’s more racial tension in this country now than before he got elected. There’s no way the positives will outweigh the negatives of his administration. His “legacy” ? More personal assistants employed, more vacations….even more rounds of golf than any president I can remember….ever!

Red Neck

September 17, 2013 at 8:31 am

You know President Nixon was the butt of many of jokes and skits but there never was an outroar like this. Maybe its time for the white people of our country to play the race card because we definately are being discriminated against.

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