White House Petition Urges President Obama to Support Banned Rodeo Clown Tuffy Gessling:
The petition was posted earlier today.
The clown was banned from the Missouri State Rodeo earlier this week. Since he was banned the “Support Rodeo Clown Tuffy Gessling” Facebook Page has amassed over 30,000 supporters in a little over a day.
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From the petition:
The events recently at the Missouri rodeo and the clown wearing a mask depicting your image, has created quite a stir. As you have stated, we need to have a discussion on this topic of racism and racial discrimination. However, I feel this is not what you had in mind. As this action by this rodeo clown does not distinguish you from past presidents, I do not relate this in any way to be racially charged. You are simply the sitting president at this time therefore it is your turn; it comes with the job.
Clowns put their bodies and lives between the bull and the cowboy regardless of the color of the bull or the cowboy.
I petition you to defend the ability of clowns to protect the cowboys and entertain the crowd and to give your personal support to this particular clown, Tuffy Gessling.