It's wasn't Mike Hayhurst's first rodeo, but it may be his last. Last Sunday at the Creston Classic Rodeo, the 25-year veteran clown and barrelman trotted out a Michelle Obama joke that turned around and bit him right in the ass…
The joke, as told by Hayhurst, went like this: Playboy is offering Ann Romney $250,000 to pose in the magazine, and the White House is upset about it because National Geographic only offered Michelle Obama $50 to pose for them.
Hayhurst's attempt at humor apparently fell flat, much like his body after being tossed by a bull later in the show. He was admitted to the hospital later that day for head injuries that unfortunately didn't happen before he told the joke, or he may have been able to use that as an excuse. Luckily for comedy connoisseurs, the part of his brain that creates irony was undamaged…
When reached on his cellphone Sunday and asked whether he wanted to apologize for the joke or explain his comment, Hayhurst said: "I cannot believe how insensitive you are. I am in the hospital." He then uttered a vulgarity and hung up.
What Hayhurst didn't realize was that the reporter wanted to offer him $100 for an exclusive photo shoot with Cracker Clown Magazine. He should have taken that money since he may be out of a job for a little while, or at least until Mitt Romney's campaign offers him a position as court jester.
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Tags: Ann Romney, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Racism