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Clown Yelled Racial Slurs at Fair, Says Black Family (Video)

| by Michael Allen

An unidentified clown was banned from the Delta Fair in Memphis, Tenn., for allegedly yelling racial slurs on Labor Day.

"We heard over the loud speaker someone say, 'Hey, nappy head,'" Tanya Jones told WMC Action News 5 (video below).

"When we heard that we looked at each other because we didn't know who they were talking to," added Jones. "I've never experienced anything like that before. I was really humiliated."

The voice was reportedly coming from the clown at the dunk tank.

Mario Curry, who was with Jones and three children, said, "He was like, 'Yeah I'm talking to you, Sheneneh... You look unbeweavable.'"

According to CBS 6 Albany, there is a sign at the dunk tank warns people that the clown would be insulting people as part of his shtick.

The Delta Fair reportedly fired the clown and refunded Jones and her family their admission tickets, which cost more than $100.

"We try to promote the Delta Fair as clean, safe and family friendly," Mark Lovell, president of the Delta Fair, told WMC Action News 5. "We try to keep the comments fun without sexual and racial connotations."

Sources: CBS 6 Albany, WMC Action News 5