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Controversial Independence Day parade float features President Obama with outhouse

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Controversial Independence Day parade float features President Obama with outhouse

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jul 7, 2014

It's not every day that you see President Barack Obama's future presidential library, depicted as a life-size outhouse, parading through your town on a holiday float. However, in Norfolk, Nebraska, that's exactly what happened during the town's Fourth of July parade.

Watch above to see the controversial float featuring a ghoulish male figure dressed in overalls and standing in front of his outhouse. The outhouse has signs nailed to it that read, "Obama" and "Presidential Library."

Norfolk City Councilman Dick Pfeil told the Omaha World-Herald, "The city of Norfolk doesn't condone that," reports Fox News.

Despite some residents taking personal offense to the float, believing that the message bypassed politics and went straight to racism, the float itself won an honorable mention award.

"Currently, the only restriction on parade floats is that morally objectionable entries won't be permitted" like sexually explicit content, further reports Fox News. "Parade organizers plan to meet within the next week to discuss the float and whether any policy changes should be made for the future."

 

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.