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Employees Forced to Take Diversity Training After Man Wears Obama Costume to Company Party

"I think it is very, very offensive."

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A Kentucky medical center is mandating all of their employees complete diversity training after a man came dressed to an annual costume party wearing a mask depicting President Barack Obama in what appears to be a straight jacket.

Jennie Stuart Medical Center is also asking their employees to refrain from wearing political, religious, ethnic and gender based Halloween costumes, according to WZTV.

(Image source: WZTV)

At the medical center's annual Halloween party, the man wearing the Obama mask was escorted by two individuals dressed as security officers and performed a skit called "VIP Special Delivery," winning the group third place in the costume contest.

But, after a photo circulated of the group, the medical center's VP of Human Resources wrote a letter to the staff of about 750 apologizing to anyone offended.

"I think it is very, very offensive," C.E. Timberlake, a local pastor, said. "And really, that shouldn't have happened."

It was not immediately clear which employee was dressed in the Obama mask at the party.

Watch a local news clip, courtesy of WZTV:


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