An announcer at a local rodeo in California has come under fire for making a joke about U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, which some said was racist.
During the Creston Classic Rodeo in Creston, California, the announcer, Ed Kutz, reportedly joked over the loudspeaker that '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'.
According to CBS News, one member of the Creston Classic Rodeo called on Kutz to apologize for his offensive comment.
"I can't speak for the board, but I myself think that this is unacceptable behavior or conduct by the announcer," Mike Barrett said.
"I find it offensive, and I think that it's conduct unbecoming the rodeo announcer," he added.
According to the rodeo's website, Creston is a small town on the Central California coast.
The annual rodeo attracts cowboys and cowgirls from around California to compete in the three-day event 'that carries on the tradition of the hard-working pioneers that founded Creston', the report added. (ANI)