Rodeo clown apologizes

By Lindsey Gordon , Maggie Hockenberry

Published 07/31 2014 04:36PM

Updated 08/04 2014 10:51AM

Update: 7:07 pm, 8/2/14, Saturday
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A rodeo clown who performed at the Champaign County Fair is apologizing after people complained about racist remarks he made during a performance. 

Ian Waller, of Ian Waller & Company Pro Rodeo Clown, posted the apology on his Facebook page. It states he's sorry to those he offended and no harm was intended. 

He goes on to thanks supporters and says he will continue to do shows. The Champaign County Fair board says he will not be invited back to perform. 
Original: 4:36 pm, 7/31/14, Thursday
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Some say a clown who performed at the Champaign County Fair won't be invited back. The Champaign County Fair Association received numerous complaints about Ian Waller. Waller was a performer at the rodeo. During the event, witnesses say he made racist remarks.

The company which puts on the rodeo apologized. People in the crowd say Waller was out of line. The fair board personally contacted each person who made a complaint to assure the public he is never welcome back.

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