Arkansas City Mayor Mel Kuhn won an award for "most creative talent" as a drag-queen in blackface, but now he has decided that the performance was offensive, and has issued an apology, according to Fox News. The contest was held as part of an annual fundraiser sponsored by Court Appointed Special Advocates, an agency that supports foster children in the court system.
The NAACP also said that he had backup dancers for the talent portion of his performance, which he called the "Red Hot Puntangs". His character was named "Smellishis Poon". The idea stemmed from the Eddie Murphy movie "Norbit," Kuhn claims. He also said the event was "blown so out of proportion by local media and bloggers."