Really classy there, clown.
Clown Fired From Tennessee Fair For Yelling Racist Comments At Black Woman From Dunk Tank
Can you imagine hitting up the fair with your family, including children, only to be called “nappy headed,” “Sheneneh” or “unbeweavable”?
A clown at the Memphis Delta Fair lost his job after allegedly taunting an African-American family from Atoka, Tenn., with racial epithets on Labor Day.
“We heard over the loud speaker someone said, ‘Hey nappy head,'” Tanya Jones told WMC. “When we heard that we looked at each other because we didn’t know who they were talking to.”
The voice came from a man sitting on a bench in the dunk tank who was supposed to hurl lighthearted insults at festival-goers, coaxing them to participate in the game.
Players try to throw balls at a target that drops the clown’s bench — sending him or her into the water.
“He was like, ‘Yeah I’m talking to you, Sheneneh … you look unbeweavable,'” Mario Curry said to the station.
Jones said she was with her extended family with children as young as 8 at the time.
After learning about the incident, the Delta Fair reimbursed the family’s more than $100 entrance fees, fired the unidentified employee and replaced him with a new clown.
“We try to promote the Delta Fair as clean, safe and family friendly,” Delta Fair President Mark Lovell told the station. “We try to keep the comments fun without sexual and racial connotations.”
Sounds like the guy running the Delta Fair is no dummy. Maybe they should hire him over at Disneyland.