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Mon Nov 2, 2015, 10:59 AM

Okla. Mayor Apologizes After Husband, Friends Dress Up as KKK, Carry Burning Torches

"Lahoma, Okla., Mayor Theresa Sharp publicly apologized after her husband, Cary Sharp, and some of his friends dressed up in white robes and carried burning torches as part of a so-called prank.

The husband of an Oklahoma mayor thought it would just be a hilarious laugh with friends when they donned white sheets to dress up as the Ku Klux Klan, complete with burning torches.

Lahoma, Okla., Mayor Theresa Sharp is now apologizing for her husband, Cary Sharp's, actions, which prompted alarm in their neighborhood, KOCO reports.

"[It] happened on my property. You know, I don't know what else to say other than I'm sorry to the community and I'm sorry to the public," Mayor Sharp told the news station, which noted that the mayor was holding back tears. "It was the stupidity and actions of four separate individuals and it does not reflect on me or anyone else who is in the community."

Cary Sharp said the display, complete with hoods, a cross and bonfire, was just for Halloween.

And although a cross could be seen in the background, according to Fox 17, Cary Sharp insisted that no cross was burned."

http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2015/11/okla_mayor_apologizes_after_husband_friends_dress_up_as_kkk_carry_burning.html

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Reply Okla. Mayor Apologizes After Husband, Friends Dress Up as KKK, Carry Burning Torches (Original post)
bench scientist Nov 2015 OP
oldandhappy Nov 2015 #1
bench scientist Nov 2015 #3
bkkyosemite Nov 2015 #2
Person 2713 Nov 2015 #5
bkkyosemite Nov 2015 #8
Person 2713 Nov 2015 #9
Fred Sanders Nov 2015 #4
annabanana Nov 2015 #6
procon Nov 2015 #7
riversedge Nov 2015 #11
riversedge Nov 2015 #10

Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 11:01 AM

1. Actually this tells us a lot about where people's heads and hearts are.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 11:04 AM

3. it really does, doesn't it?

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 11:03 AM

2. With the outing of Mayors this is timely

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Response to bkkyosemite (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 11:09 AM

5. Really , they outed themselves

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Response to Person 2713 (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 11:46 AM

8. Anonymous outed Mayors & Senators KKK

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Response to bkkyosemite (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 11:50 AM

9. Yes. I know

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 11:08 AM

4. Is the mayor saying "my husband is a racist, but I am not"! Anonymous, where are you on this?

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 11:17 AM

6. "It was just a joke"

"can't anyone take a joke anymore"

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 11:28 AM

7. BS! What woman wouldn't know what was happening at her own party?

What wife wouldn't know that her husband was going to wear a KKK costume, complete with hood, burn a cross and prance around a bonfire at her backyard party? What spouse of an Oklahoma politician would even think that a KKK outfit would be seen as funny by all the other guests and the nosy neighbors ?

I wonder what costume she was wearing? Most couples choose matching Halloween costumes, so was she in blackface, maybe dress as a house slave? Since KKK members are often pictured on horseback, maybe the mayor was appropriately dressed as a horse's ass.

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Response to procon (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 12:49 PM

11. In fairne-wife says she was not near this crap--was away with friends....






http://fox17.com/m/news/features/top-stories/stories/Mayor-apologizes-after-husband-dresses-up-in-KKK-costume-226648.shtml#.VjehUyuYExK





GARFIELD COUNTY, Oklahoma - A disturbing picture surfaced on social media of what appears to be inspired by the Ku Klux Klan.

The Garfield County sheriff said it was part of a "Halloween prank" in the town of Lahoma.

What was almost as shocking as the picture itself was who deputies said was under the white hood.

It was Cary Sharp wearing the white robe and hat last night.

He is married to the Lahoma mayor Theresa Sharp.

She was adamant she was nowhere near this party, away trick-or-treating with other family members.

But there were a lot of people upset about what her husband did.
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It was a bonfire and the photo shows torches and a cross but Cary Sharp and his friends insisted no cross was burned despite flames being visible behind it in the photo.

Click Here to Watch Video

News 9 spoke with the woman who reported it to police and like many others, she was outraged by this and embarrassed for the community.

Several other residents said they were ashamed that this kind of behavior happened among adults in their town.

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Mon Nov 2, 2015, 12:43 PM

10. photo posted also..

Hard to believe anyone would think there was any humor in this.


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