Columbus, Ohio, named after the famed explorer, has removed a statue of Christopher Columbus that stood outside the City Hall.
“For many people in our community, the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness.
“Now is the right time to replace this statue with artwork that demonstrates our enduring fight to end racism and celebrate the themes of diversity and inclusion.”
Last month, the bronze Columbus statue, which was given as a gift from the people of Genoa, Italy, in 1955, was targeted and the word “rapist” was spray-painted on the statue.
Secondly, cheflebrity Guy Fieri was born in Columbus, so naming the city in honor of him (he’s such a good dude, really) would be superior to its current nomenclature.”