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A 7-foot-tall bronze statue of Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla that was killed after picking up a 3-year-old who climbed into its enclosure, suddenly popped up Monday on Wall Street. Rather than worrying about brain dead COVID protocols, New York City focuses on trendy landmarks.
We care more about dead animals and criminals than we do law abiding citizens these days. It’s quite embarrassing.
A giant statue of Harambe the gorilla appeared in NYC's Financial District on Monday, directly across from the iconic Charging Bull. pic.twitter.com/oCZF7e7kUQ
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Brilliant statues like the 9/11 memorial, Statue of Liberty, and The Oculus fill the city with pride, and now a gorilla that trended on Twitter and in rap songs for 15 minutes was worth a statue?
The statue was placed in Bowling Green Park, and according to multiple reports, 10,000 bananas were dropped off by supporters outside the adjacent Charging Bull statue.
The organizers that put this together claim the statue was “dedicated to putting the needs and welfare of human beings first.”
I can think of a million things more beneficial to humans than building a bronze statue of something other than a human. A cool gesture for the short term, but maybe we can do something better with the tax dollars out there? Perhaps allowing the unvaccinated to work again so they can donate to charities this organization seems to care about?