June 24, 2009

Naked Cowboy: Ohio show must go on

The famed underwear-clad guitarist known as the Naked Cowboy said he plans to perform in his hometown of Greenhills, Ohio, despite a politician's protests.

The performer, whose real name is Robert Burck, said he has not been dissuaded from performing Friday at the Greenhills Summer Festival despite mayoral candidate Pat Andwan's protests, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Wednesday.

Andwan said in an e-mail to local officials that the Naked Cowboy's costume -- a pair of white briefs -- is indecent and his behavior is deviant.

It just shows what some parts of society have stooped down to, she said. I just think it is totally insensitive and an insult to the families in the community. There should be some dialogue about what's appropriate and what's not.

Burck, who described Andwan as a lunatic, said he is used to the fact that some people do not approve of his act.

I've been in my underwear for 10 years, going from city to city, so I'm aware there are people out there who are not underwear-friendly, he said.