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Clown Canned for Shouting Insults at Black Family
At fair, he called mom 'nappy head,' 'unbeweaveable'
By Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2014 5:05 PM CDT
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(Newser) – If you're a clown in a dunk tank at a carnival, part of your job is to gently egg on attendees so that they'll hand over a couple of bucks and try to sink you. But a Tennessee family says one performer crossed the line at the Delta Fair in Memphis, throwing out racial epithets to rile them up. Tanya Jones, who was with her three kids, tells WSMV that they heard someone say, "Hey, nappy head" over the PA system. Another member of her party says next came, "Yeah, I'm talking to you, Sheneneh … you look unbeweaveable." Jones complained to fair management, which promptly refunded the family's $100-plus entry fees and fired the clown. "We try to keep the comments fun without sexual and racial connotations," says the president of the fair.

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HANKHILL
Sep 4, 2014 8:38 PM CDT
and if the clown had said hey fatso would he have to lose his job? PC SUCKS BIG TIME!
Ivan
Sep 4, 2014 1:37 PM CDT
This is what happens when you let PC dictate policy.
Tom Maker
Sep 4, 2014 10:38 AM CDT
Wait a minute....Isn't nappy a word that blacks use to describe their hair? I am NOT being funny as I use that word too. Is it racist now?????