The statue vandalizing craze really took off after the Confederate flag in South Carolina came down, and âactivistsâ suddenly realized just how many statues theyâd previously ignored were equally offensive.Â Three statues of Confederate generals on the campus of the University of Texas, Austin were spray-painted with âBlack Lives Matterâ and âBump All The Chumpsâ graffiti.
Better yet, when a statue of a Confederate soldier was spray-painted with âBlack Lives Matter,â officials in Rockville, Md., literally hadÂ an ugly plywood box built aroundÂ it â all the better to spray-paint.
In honor of #IndigenousPeoplesDay, vandals in Detroit today took a hatchet to the head of a Christopher Columbus bust, complete with gushing blood from the head wound.
â Roop Raj (@rooprajfox2) October 12, 2015
Weâll give credit to the Detroit vandals for their patience in waiting until today to do their damage; a statue of âmurderous sociopathâ Columbus in Boston was spray-painted with âBlack Lives Matterâ and drenched in red paint back in July. But back to Detroit.
â Daniel Bethencourt (@_dbethencourt) October 12, 2015
I mean A) how'd they get an ax to stick in a statue B) who really cares about a CC statue getting vandalized? Meh. https://t.co/eqyiu3TgFu
â FormerBirthdayGirl (@a_sumbel) October 12, 2015
It looks like electrical tape was involved, but vandalism isnât really our specialty. Maybe we should take it up; people seem to really appreciate it.
Detroit's Christopher Columbus statue vandalized http://t.co/U9RYYVARi0
â Apathy (@Hydroponix1) October 12, 2015
nicely done, keep at it! http://t.co/QiPTvKtAJQ
â Silviu Costinescu (@alien_pimp) October 12, 2015
Good news, everyone! Detroit's Christopher Columbus statue vandalized. http://t.co/OWXu5nbj0b
â Hart Noecker (@HartNoecker) October 12, 2015
The person who did this is my hero! â-> Detroit's Christopher Columbus statue vandalized http://t.co/HkhW9H2hBO
â Melissa Crook (@MissaVeggie) October 12, 2015
â Kevin Wagner (@truthaddictVT) October 12, 2015
I got a bucket full of "oh wells" for that vandalized Columbus statue.
â Candice F. (@Cande313) October 12, 2015
The Columbus statue in Philadelphia stands on a tall pedestal, so vandals had to settle for this.
Columbus statue in Philly âșïž pic.twitter.com/vqjflCI1PH
â ( ËÍ á” ËÍâĄ)Ë (@ChingonaCommie) October 12, 2015
â George Ciccariello (@ciccmaher) October 12, 2015
#DestroyWhiteness? What are they teaching kids in school today,Â to âdismantle whiteness?âÂ They are? Oh, OK.