The Missouri State Fair erupted with controversy after a rodeo clown wore a President Barack Obama mask and another clown made questionable statements about Obama on Aug. 10.
Tuffy Gessling claims another rodeo clown dressed up like Obama, but he was the rodeo clown who stated: "We're gonna stomp Obama" and other statements that sounded like threats to many (video below).
Gessling was subsequently banned for life from the Missouri State Fair.
"I've had one lady spit in my face, call me a dirty name and walk off," Gessling recently told KCTV. "I've had somebody threaten to run me over. One of them wanted to burn the house down. I didn't do this to do any hating on anyone. I did this to be funny. I did it to be a joke."
Gessling claims the second clown who dressed like Obama has has not been punished by the Missouri State Fair.
"I didn't think anything more of it than what we've done 15 years ago, 10 years ago, five years ago, when we've done it with Bush, Clinton and Ronald Reagan," Gessling said. "I never did anything because of anybody's race. I don't care what color somebody is. If they're blue, white, green, polka dotted, striped ... it doesn't bother me one bit."
While Gessling complains about the negative reaction, he also claims to have support from country music stars and movie stars.