A White Louisiana Politician Defends His Tiger Woods Blackface With Bizarre Excuse

By Kiyonna Anthony

Robbie Gatti, a Louisiana politician, who dressed up as Tiger Woods by donning blackface for a community event is defending the controversial costume. He’s being blasted by residents in Bossier City, Louisiana after a photograph of him in blackface at First Baptist Church surfaced this week. However, Gatti insists that his blackface was merely part of a “good night at church.”

The Daily Mail reports the “unwavering conservative” released a statement to say he meant no harm with the ensemble, claiming the photo’s resurgence is a smear attempt by his political opponents. He wrote on Facebook, “Fifteen years ago, my church held a fall festival, where all the volunteers were told to dress as a famous person. Tiger Woods was at the height of his popularity, as a world champion, and that was who I was dressed as. Shortly after this event, I was ordained into the church.”

Gatti continued, “As a medical professional, ordained minister and military officer, I live my life seeing only character and I stand by that. I’m sad that my opponents have taken a good night at church and turned it into negative, political mud, but I’m confident the voters of …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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