A rodeo clown went on a sickening anti-transgender rant at an event with children at the Calhoun County Fair in Michigan, telling participants to choose whether they’re a boy or a girl, and adding, “If you’re confused you need help.”
Said ‘Rockin’ Robbie Hodges, the rodeo clown:
“You’re either a boy or a girl, y’all understand? If you’re confused you need help. Here at the rodeo we are not gender friendly. Everybody in here who’s really sure they’re a boy raise your hand. If you can tinkle on a fire you go to the boys’ room, if you can’t, you go to the girls’ room, right?”
A shocked mother who recorded Hodges’ comments gave them to a local TV news station and brought them to county fair organizers.
The viewer who provided the video told FOX 17 that she and her daughter were enjoying the Lost Nations Rodeo until Hodges made the comments. She said she was shocked on two levels: that such comments were made to a crowd full of children, and that the comments do not reflect the values of Marshall, whose residents, as she put it, believe in equality.
Watch a report from Michigan’s Fox47:
The rodeo company said Hodges was an independent contractor and was fired after the Calhoun County event, and offered an apology:
“Lost Nations Rodeo was unaware that those comments would be made, and were off script. Hodges is a well-decorated entertainer, and while we appreciate his services, we do not share the same views or opinions. We sincerely apologize again to all of our fans and look forward to entertaining you in the future.”
And here’s a lovely photo of Hodges out of clown make-up: