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Vanilla Ice Puts Out Statement Distancing Himself From GOP Gun Nut Mark McCloskey

Vanilla Ice Puts Out Statement Distancing Himself From GOP Gun Nut Mark McCloskey

Missouri man Mark McCloskey became infamous for brandishing an automatic weapon when African-Americans peacefully walked through his neighborhood. The lawyer decided to capitalize on his notoriety by running for a Senate seat in his home state.

KENOSHA, WI – NOVEMBER 15: Mark McCloskey, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri, and his wife Patricia McCloskey (L) walk near the Kenosha County Courthouse which they said they visited to show support for Kyle Rittenhouse on November 15, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

McCloskey put out an ad this week, publicizing his appearance at the Ozark County Fair. The ad led many to believe that the Ying Yang Twins and Vanilla Ice would be there to support him. Vanilla Ice quickly put out a statement noting that he has no affiliation with the politician.

The Kansas City Star reports, “Vanilla Ice wants his fans to know that he is not affiliated with long shot Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey after a political ad featuring the artist’s name and photograph was promoted by the campaign on Thursday. In a statement Thursday evening, managers for Vanilla Ice said the rapper did not give approval for his show to be coupled with the political ad.”

The report continues, “The campaign ad appeared to suggest, at least, that McCloskey and Vanilla Ice would be at the fair in Springfield, Missouri, on the same day. But McCloskey is scheduled to make his appearance on Sunday, two days after the show.”

Through his lawyer, McCloskey replied, “[the campaign was] merely saying that we’re going to be there at a time when they’re going to be there.”


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