The mayor of a small Oklahoma town is speaking out after her husband was reportedly involved in a “Halloween prank” involving Ku Klux Klan robes.
Saturday night in Lahoma, a woman called police after she saw a few men dressed in KKK robes standing around a bonfire with a cross.
According to News 9, Cary Sharp and friends “thought it would be something kind of funny,” but now realize that dressing up as white supremacists and pretending to burn a cross “[is] not funny at all.”
Photos of Sharp and his friends went viral in Oklahoma and elsewhere over the weekend. Aside from the potentially racist and insensitive nature of the ordeal, however, the main reason the press cares so much about Sharp’s shenanigans is the fact that he’s married to Theresa Sharp, the mayor of the town of Lahoma.
“I am embarrassed. I’ve shamed my family and friends and I apologize for that,” Cary told News 9, while stressing that no cross was actually burned.
“I never realized it would have been so harmful,” he continued. “I truly apologize to everybody for this.”
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