Man Who Played Aaron Burr Says Jefferson, Washington Statues Might Have to Come Down


Actor Leslie Odom Jr. has declared that public statues should be erected to “inspire us,” to “teach us,” and to “give us hope,” but if they no longer do so, communities can decide that they don’t want them anymore — even if it’s Thomas Jefferson or George Washington.

The star of the Broadway show Hamilton told TMZ this week that no statue should be “off the table for discussion” on whether or not it could be removed.

Vice Magazine contemplated what would happen if Mt. Rushmore was blown up. You can read that gem here. We were wondering when they would get to that work of art.

A CNN analyst called for the removal of Washington and Jefferson statues. It’s becoming a thing which is why you don’t remove any statues!

Angela Rye wants all vestiges of slavery removed.


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