Topeka — Members of the NAACP say they will meet with state Rep. Bill Otto, R-LeRoy, whose You Tube video has been criticized by some as racist.
In a press release, the Topeka Branch of the NAACP said it will meet with Otto “to reach an amicable resolution to the derogatory comments he has made and videos he has posted on You Tube.”
The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Topeka-Shawnee County Library, and is open to the public.
Otto caused controversy when he posted a video where he criticizes President Barack Obama. During Otto’s self-described “RedNeck Rap,” Otto is wearing a hat that says “OPOSSUM the other Dark Meat.”
The Topeka chapter of the NAACP and Kansas branch of the NAACP said Otto’s video was racist, tasteless and inflammatory.
Otto has said the reference to opossum was meant as a joke about his hillbilly heritage and was not aimed at the president.