Dean Grose, Mayor of Orange County’s Los Alamitos city in California, plans to resign over controversy from a joke email he distributed depicting the White House with rows of watermelons on its front lawn and the caption “No Easter egg hunt this year.”
One of the recipient’s of Grose’s email African American Council member Keyanus Price told the AP, “I honestly don’t even understand where he was coming from, sending this to me. As a black person receiving something like this from the city-freakin’-mayor – come on.”
Grose claimed to be ignorant of the email’s offensive nature saying “Bottom line is, we laugh at things and I didn’t see this in the same light that she did.” “I’m sorry. It wasn’t sent to offend her personally – or anyone – from the standpoint of the African-American race.”
On Wednesday morning Grose found a smashed watermelon on his office doorstep and issued a statement on Thursday saying he will step down as mayor at Monday’s City Council meeting.
This reminds Blindie of those abominable Obama bucks with the pictures of a watermelon, Kool-aid and KFC. Not funny.