Monday, March 06, 2017
Must not suggest that a crime-prone area is crime-prone
MOBILE, AL (WKRG) — The Comic Cowboys are receiving a barrage of complaints online after their jokes in Fat Tuesday’s Mardi Gras parade were considered by some to be “racially insensitive.”
The Comic Cowboys, who boastfully go over-the-top with their satirical jokes every year for Mardi Gras, targeted the city of Prichard in many of their parade billboard on Fat Tuesday this year.
The one receiving the most scrutiny portrays an Uber ride in Prichard as a trip in a police vehicle. Prichard, predominantly a black city in Alabama, has been plagued by violence and crime for decades.
“Do you think it is ok for children to see this? Is it ok to make fun of someone being shot?,” said one upset person who emailed News 5.