This year's Minnesota Fringe Festival came to an end on a note of controversy surrounding one of its acts.
Last week, during a ventriloquist-style puppet show called "Bad Thoughts with Wolfie B. Bad," the main character's antics went too far, prompting an outcry against the performer — and his eventual exit from the festival altogether.
According to City Pages, an audience member who was called up to the stage to participate in the show was groped by the puppet, which continued despite negative reactions from the audience.
Daniel Mohr, the puppeteer behind Wolfie B.,issued an apology on his Facebook page, calling it a "very big" mistake and stating that "it is never my intention to harm anyone on stage":