The largest club in the parade division known as wenches was disqualified when at least two of the marchers violated a long-standing ban on wearing blackface in the parade.
"It's just hard to control everybody wearing the same makeup and all that," he said.
The two who wore blackface told CBS3 it was just part of the costume.
"We're all in blackface, it's not about that. Black and orange, getting Gritty with it," they said.