George Floyd’s Statue Defaced Just Two Days After Being Unveiled to the Public
The exhibit called See Injustice was unveiled to the public on Friday, October 1, and contained statues of John Lewis, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Although the exhibit received ample positive feedback from the public, some didn’t take to it as well as others.
On Sunday, October 3 at around 10 am, a man was seen vandalizing the statue of George Floyd with blue paint. The community quickly responded to this sad sight and came together to clean up the statue.
This isn’t the first time this has happened. Five days after the reveal in Brooklyn, the statue was defaced with black paint and markings of white supremacists.
It’s unsettling seeing this happen time and time again to pieces that just want to bring awareness, but the outrage surrounding it is further proving the point of the Confront Art.
The statues of Breonna Taylor and John Lewis were untouched in both cases.