No Butter Sculpture For Jacko

buttercowsToday’s most significant story in the creative arts is undoubtedly the news that there will be no butter sculpture of Michael Jackson at this year’s Iowa State Fair. The fair’s marketing director, Lori Chapell, said that Iowans protested the possibility, saying that Michael wasn’t from Iowa and had no connection to the fair. No such concerns were raised about Tiger Woods or Harry Potter, previous honorees. And in fact Jacko did perform at the fair in 1971. But apparently Michael didn’t wasn’t up to the wholesomeness standard set by the butter cow — and by people like Norma Lyon (pictured), who sculpted butter cows from 1960 to 2005.

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