A racist joke told at a California rodeo targeted First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. Now it’s under scrutiny, and for damn good reason. The blatant racism and hate shown on the far right under the guise of “humor” needs to be pointed out each time it happens, because it’s simply unacceptable.
“Playboy is offering Ann Romney $250,000 to pose in the magazine, and the White House is upset about it because National Geographic only offered Michelle Obama $50 to pose for them,” said San Luis Obispo County rodeo announcer Ed Kutz.
It’s reported that at least one member of the Creston Classic Rodeo has called on him to apologizeÂ—and he should. The off-color joke was absolutely unnecessary. Just because it was a rodeo doesn’t mean it was okay to make racist quips and anti-political statements. It was tasteless and insulting not only to the First Lady, but to people who were in attendance at the rodeo.
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