AURORA, IN (WLWT) — A parade of criticism and complaint is swirling through the small river town of Aurora, Indiana, after a controversial float was part of Saturday’s annual Farmers Fair Parade.
The float was composed of several parts. There were Trump-Pence political signs on it and familiar anti-Hillary Clinton slogans.
There were also two depictions some people said they found offensive and over the line: someone portraying Hillary Clinton was seated in an electric chair while someone portraying Donald Trump operated the switch.
An Easter Island style head was also on the float below a sign reading “Obama”.
“For us to be in 2016 and have our president depicted as an Easter Island statue in blackface, which doesn’t even make any sense, but it’s just racist as can be,” said Aurora resident Jackie Reynolds.
“I thought it was funny. I really did,” Maureen Baker, who has lived in Aurora for 45 years, said. “Personally, I was not offended. But then, you know, everybody has feelings. And opinions are like noses: Everybody has one.”