TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas legislator has reposted his "RedNeck Rap" video criticizing President Barack Obama on YouTube.
The video drew criticism because it shows Republican state Rep. Bill Otto wearing a hat describing opossum as "the other dark meat." A national civil rights group assailed the video as racist.
Otto's reposted version contains a 3-minute introduction in which he explains the coming video and says the criticism is unfair. He explains the hat is a reference to his own "Ozark-American" heritage, not Obama.
Otto posted the video last month, but it was taken down Thursday evening. He said Friday that his two adult daughters had removed it because they didn't like him being labeled a racist.
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