Mayoral Candidate Gives Non-Apology For Performing In Black Face
Any politician who doesn’t know that performing in black face is obscenely racist, is not fit for office. It’s amazing that someone with this sense of judgment would even attract enough of a following to win an election.
[su_right_ad]A white mayoral candidate in Oklahoma is apologizing to voters after videos surfaced of him wearing black face and performing in drag as a black woman named “Pollyester Kotton.”
Bill Helton, who is currently serving as Elk City’s commissioner and works as a hair dresser, claims that the character was inspired by one of his African American clients. He has been hosting fundraisers and community events across the state as the “Pollyster Kotton” character since 2005.
“It’s just satire, she’s a character,” Helton told KFOR, NewsChannel 4. “Anyone that’s offended, I would sit down and talk to them. Because my heart is, I would never do that and want to help whoever I can help,” Helton said.