Kentucky Candidate’s Controversial Facebook Posts

Posted: 8:45 PM, Sep 30, 2016
Updated: 2019-10-09 09:53:09-04

A candidate for Kentucky State’s house of representatives is getting in a lot of heat over some memes he’s posted on his personal Facebook page. It looks like Dan Johnson, who’s running on the Republican ticket for Kentucky’s 49th district seat, has been posting some shocking pictures on Facebook, including ones comparing President Obama to a monkey.

Johnson refused to apologize for the pictures. He tells WDRB, that the pictures he posts are being misconstrued as racist, and are meant to be satirical. Other content posted or shared by Johnson includes things such as, calling for bans on Muslims and suggesting certain protesters be ran over.

Heads of both the Republican and Democratic parties have both slammed Johnson, agreeing that his posts are completely out of line.