Mell Kuhn, the mayor Arkansas City, Kansas, recently donned blackface and drag at a Court Appointed Special Advocates fund raiser.
Outraged by Kuhn’s apparent disregard for political correctness – the mayor once described such things as “bullshit” – local NAACP activist Kevin Myles met with the mayor, who now claims he’s “sorry:”
It has been brought to my attention how offensive this was and I absolutely agree that it was shortsighted of me not to see that in the first place. I am sincerely sorry and I sincerely apologize for the offensive nature of my actions. This was not CASA, this was of my own volition, and I take full responsibility for my actions. The buck absolutely stops here.
“It has been bought to my attention”? Um, it didn’t occur to you, Kuhn, that people may be offended by blackface? Why? Are you brain dead, or just stupid?
[via Pam’s House Blend]