The last few years have been tough ones for statues, that’s for sure.
Individuals who had previously been deemed worthy of immortalization in bronze, or brass, or some other material, have now found themselves on the literal and figurative chopping block, as Americans continue to adjust their view of what’s appropriate for public display, with little regard for the inane lens of time that exists within all of us.
Instead of judging the character of individuals based upon the circumstances of their life, historically speaking, many have been canceling historical figures under the premise that they’d be poor company in today’s world.
This includes seminal figures like Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, and even George Washington.
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Now, in a cruz twist of irony, Donald Trump is having one of his statues removed, (after railing again the practice previously), on account of the amount of folks who’ve decided to assault the figurine.
The owner of Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in San Antonio, Texas has removed a statue of former President Trump for repair after visitors damaged it by punching it.
The museum’s owner says damage to wax figures, especially politicians can be a problem.
In an emailed statement to FOX 5 NY, Ripley Entertainment said: “When a wax figure has been damaged, we will remove the figure from public display and send it to our talented team of artists for repair.”
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The Trump statue is due for repair and there was no timeline given on when that work would be done.
As is tradition, Tussaud’s was also working on a new statue of President Joe Biden, but there was no indication as to how well it could take a punch.
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