Rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling in his first on-camera interview about the "Obama mask" incident, with Kansas City's KCTV.
August 26, 2013 Tuffy Gessling was at the center of a storm over a skit in which a clown in an Obama mask was chased by a bull. "I didn't do this to do any hating on anyone. I did this to be funny. I did it to be a joke," he tells Kansas City's KCTV.
A photo taken of the clown who wore a mask resembling President Obama during a rodeo Saturday at the Missouri State Fair.
August 14, 2013 "Comedians all over the country have used political figures to make fun of current events, it's nothing new," rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling has told a Missouri news outlet. The skit he directed at the state fair sparked outrage.
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August 13, 2013 The fallout continues from Saturday's performance, during which the clown in the "Obama" mask and others mocked the president. Politicians from both sides of the aisle have condemned the act. Rush Limbaugh, meanwhile, puts part of the blame on the president.
A photo taken of the clown who wore a mask resembling President Obama during a rodeo at the Missouri State Fair on Saturday.
August 12, 2013 At the Missouri State Fair, a crowd was worked up by the sight of "Obama" being chased by a raging bull. It felt "like some kind of Klan rally," a spectator says. Fair officials have apologized, and politicians from both sides of the aisle have condemned the performance.
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