Racist? Kentucky Man Under Fire for Effigy of Obama Eating Watermelon
A Casey County man says the life-sized mannequin in his front yard of President Obama holding a slice of watermelon was meant as a joke and not a racist display.
“The way I look at it, it’s freedom of speech,” said Danny Hafley. “I don’t know how other people will take it.”
Hafley bought the Obama mask on sale after Halloween and put up the display around the time of November’s presidential election.
The mannequin, dressed in a grey suit, clip-on tie and blue-collared shirt, was originally standing in Hafley’s yard but the homeowner decided it would look better near the road.