I’d like to say this is actually something out of The Onion, Babylon Bee, or even one of my stabs at satire, but it’s not. This is real.
Leftist activists strike again. I’m sure they’ll find a way to claim this is all Trump’s fault (sarcasm, off).
As the New York Post is reporting, the world renown statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s famed Little Mermaid has been defaced and labeled as a “racist fish”;
Police said it had not yet identified the perpetrators. The 107-year-old sculpture, which is visited by 1 million tourists each year, has been vandalized before, including by anti-whaling campaigners and pro-democracy activists, twice suffering decapitation.
“We consider it vandalism and have started an investigation,” a spokesman for the Copenhagen police said.
Protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement around the world have in recent months rallied against statues of historical figures who played a role in racist oppression, such as slave traders and colonialists.
Perhaps putting things into the proper perspective would be Ane Grum-Schwensen, a researcher at the Hans Christian Andersen Center at University of Southern Denmark, who told the Danish news service Ritzau;
“I am having a hard time seeing what is particularly racist in the fairy tale ‘The Little Mermaid’”.