CNN IREPORTER StoSanchez captured this crazy display of an Obama look alike mannequin hanging from a noose along with several other notable mannequins just outside of the North Carolina state fair!
I have no words except SICK! This is absolutely a sick display I don’t’ care what it represents. I don’t care who’s likeliness is hanging from the noose, it’s WRONG!
Corey Dixon was leaving the North Carolina State Fair on Saturday when she spotted a truck full of mannequins hanging from nooses, including one that looks like President Barack Obama. CNN affiliate WECT reports that there are several figures as part of the display, including President Obama, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue and Senior Resident Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons. The display’s creator, who refers to himself as Patriotphipps on YouTube, told CNN affiliate WBTV he made the truck to ‘bring attention to a murder case for William Henry Phipps, who was shot and killed while he was riding down the highway with his father.’
After many questions from the public, Phipps uploaded a YouTube video in May 2012 explaining the display. ‘You say it’s racism. I say it’s not. Absolutely not. Had we been hanging people in effigy when George Bush was president, I would have hung him, no problem. It wouldn’t have been a problem at all.’
Dixon only captured a photo of Obama’s effigy and not the entire display because, ‘It was very disturbing,’ she said. ‘It’s fine if you have your political views, but the insensitivity of seeing our commander in chief handing from a noose. It was the lack of sensitivity.’ And, what made it worse was the audience seeing the display: ‘There were little children seeing this. They know Obama’s face and the parents having to explain what this means, they don’t need to be exposed to certain things.’
Please don’t forget to vote! This is NOT what our country is about. Let your voice be heard VOTE! Here is info on voting here in Franklin County.
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