State Fair takes action regarding controversial stunt

Photo provided by Jameson Hsieh shows clown wearing mask intended to look like President Obama at Missouri State Fair.

At its meeting this morning, the Missouri State Fair Commission was given a report by Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe on actions taken as a result of unacceptable behavior during the Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Associations Finals Rodeo this weekend on the fairgrounds.

The Commission reiterated that the statements and actions Saturday night were inappropriate and not in keeping with the Fairâ??s standards. The Missouri State Fair apologizes for the unconscionable stunt.

The Commission said the terms of the MRCAâ??s contract to facilitate the rodeo at the Missouri State Fair are currently under review to determine additional actions that may be taken.

Following Fair Director Wolfeâ??s report, the Missouri State Fair Commission unanimously approved a motion ratifying the action already taken by the Fair Director to permanently ban this rodeo clown from ever participating or performing at the Missouri State Fair again.