I am sure that by now, everyone has seen the images of the fully naked and “anatomically correct” Donald Trump statue in NYC today. Many people have been outraged by this, just as many people find it to be funny. You can’t go very far on social media right now without seeing people’s selfies, videos, or comments on the subject.
What has a lot of people outraged is the laissez faire attitude from liberals, and even the city governments, on having a naked statue of a man just sitting out in the open in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Seattle, and New York City. New York City in particular has many people angry at the response of the NYC Parks Department who let it sit for almost the entire day for countless children and parents to see? When questioned on why they let it sit so long? This was their “official” response:
“NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small!”
Some people have spoken out against these statues; including Channel 2 KTVU FOX out of Oakland California. Here is what he had to say:
“I debated whether to write this post.
But then I thought it was important to stand up for what I believe in.
I think this naked statue of Donald Trump was totally out of line.
I think it’s disrespectful.
And I think it’s another sign of how far we have fallen.
But what makes me even angrier is that the City of San Francisco waited almost a FULL DAY before they took it down.
I think that’s pathetic.
If that was a naked statue of Hillary Clinton they would have taken it down in two minutes.
I’m not trying to defend Donald Trump in any way.
He’s said a lot of outrageous things that I completely disagree with.
But I think this statue is just as outrageous.
I don’t find it funny or clever.
To me it’s just wrong to put it in a PUBLIC location and then let it sit there all day for everyone to see.
My 17 year old daughter is just getting into the political process.
She asks me questions all the time.
How do I explain something like this to her?
How do I explain to her why the city waited almost a full day before they took it down.
I know I’m going to get people who say:
“There you go.
A typical white Fox anchor.
Well I’ve got a little secret for you.
This has nothing to do with Fox.
This has nothing to do with Democrats or Republicans.
I’m from Berkeley.
And in the primary I voted for an old guy from the Northeast.
To me, right is right.
And wrong is wrong.
And this is wrong.
We have VERY serious problems facing our country.
This is a time for honest debate and discussion.
Instead the media is fixated on this stupid statue and pretty much writing it off as a joke.
I think that’s a shame.
Mr Somerville hit the nail on the head! It doesn’t matter if you like Donald Trump or not, this is indecent, plain and simple. If a man takes a leak off of his back porch and someone sees him doing it, he goes straight to jail and is labeled a sex offender for the rest of his life. But this is considered “humor” to some people. It’s proof positive and goes to show how far this country has fallen.