Apparently the minstrel performing an “impression” of the POTUS got to raunchy for his sponsors, so they literally got up on stage and asked him to leave. (I envision them “hauling him off the stage”!)
Reggie Brown, an Obama impersonator, stood on stage and did a shuck and jive for the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference. They, of course, enjoyed it. But someone apparently realized that not everyone in America shares the same throwback racial sentiments of the Republican base and stopped the show.
Next time, guys, how about a guy in black face instead of a black man making a fool out of himself? And fried chicken. Make some fried chicken jokes.
- The New GOP Rastus…. (tagg-lines.com)
- ‘Obama’ pushes the humor limit at GOP leadership conference (thehill.com)
- Dy(e)ing to be White: Whiteface Performance in Postracial America (Column) (popmatters.com)