Day: July 4, 2021

Lady Liberty canceled? Washington Post writer claims statue is ‘meaningless’ symbol of hypocrisy

The Statue of Liberty has been known for more than a century as one of the most preeminent symbols of American freedom – but now a Washington Post writer appears to be making the statue another target of cancel culture.

Philip Kennicott, an art and architecture critic who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013, argues in an essay published Saturday that Lady Liberty stands for “hypocrisy and unfilled promises.”

Kennicott’s piece, titled, “Maybe it’s time to admit that the Statue of Liberty has never quite measured up,” was accompanied by an illustration of the famous statue resting on someone’s fingertip – as if the statue were only a fraction of an inch tall instead of 151 feet (305 feet including the base).

In arguing that the statue in New York Harbor has grown irrelevant, Kennicott uses as evidence the fact that he spotted no representations of the statue when

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