Shortly after photos of him in blackface surfaced from his MySpace page, ‘Ink Master’ star Oliver Peck has announced he will run for governor of Virginia in 2021.

Peck’s television career seems all but finished now, but the now-former ‘Ink Master’ judge feels confident he can have a long successful career in politics.

“The show’s producers and I have decided to part ways,” Peck said. “I think it’s best for me to leave the show and go to a place where my past won’t be a distraction, like the Virginia governor’s mansion.”

Peck might also eventually look at higher office in Canada, if his political career is successful.