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South Carolina Sheriff Candidate Reveals He Wore Blackface to Look Like Big Meech a Decade Ago

South Carolina Sheriff Candidate Reveals He Wore Blackface to Look Like Big Meech a Decade Ago

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Source: Craig Stivender

In a campaign ad released on his Facebook page, Craig Stivender revealed the “costume” in an attempt to pre-empt mudslinging from opponents.

Colleton County, SC Republican sheriff candidate Craig Stivender sparked headlines this week with a stunning admission.

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In his campaign announcement video, Stivender attempted to air his own dirty laundry in the name of transparency. He took responsibility for his divorce and re-marriage, for being reprimanded for losing his temper as a police officer, and for wearing blackface at a Halloween party ten years ago.

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Stivender claims he intended to poke fun at Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, the infamous leader of the criminal organization Black Mafia Family (BMF.) “I did it to disparage a criminal whose actions hurt our community and country,” he said. “That was a different time. Today we understand that type of costume is troubling to many. To those who may be upset, I understand your disappointment. But I value honesty, so I’m opening my campaign with transparency.”

The election will happen in November 2020. Watch his campaign video below.

SOURCE: Craig Stivender Facebook

H/T: NPR

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