Rodeo clown makes first appearance since controversial Obama mask performance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Tuffy the Rodeo Clown was back in action after his controversial performance at the Missouri State Fair in August.

Tuffy Gessling made national headlines for a his performance in Sedalia while wearing a President Obama mask. He made his first public appearance since that incident Friday night, performing at the Cole County Fairgrounds in Jefferson City, Mo.

Gessling says he would not change anything about his performance from August, and that he had no intentions of racism.

Gessling did not wear the Obama mask during his performance Friday, but rather chose traditional clown paint instead.

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