*A rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask during bull-riding at the Missouri State Fair and has been banned for life.
The act included a depiction of Obama getting charged by a bull and was widely criticized by Democratic and Republican officials alike.
Fair officials haven’t decided whether any action will be taken against the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for Saturday’s event, but as of now the rodeo clown can’t perform or participate at the fair ever again.
The Show Me Progress website reported a Facebook account of it which caused a lot of controversy.
“The announcer wanted to know if anyone would like to see Obama run down by a bull,” the posting said. “The crowd went wild. He asked it again and again, louder each time, whipping the audience into a lather.”
Another clown then apparently joined the performance.
“One of the clowns ran up and started bobbling the lips on the mask and the people went crazy,” the posting said. “Finally a bull came close enough to him that he had to move so he jumped up and ran away to the delight of the onlookers hooting and hollering from the stands.”
After hearing from reporters Sunday afternoon, fair organizers released a statement, which did not contest the details reported on social media.
“The performance by one of the rodeo clowns at Saturday’s event was inappropriate and disrespectful, and does not reflect the opinions or standards of the Missouri State Fair,” the statement read. “We strive to be a family friendly event and regret that Saturday’s rodeo badly missed that mark.”