Jim Carrey: Robert E Lee Statue Best Suited In Ocean Floor With The Fishes.
Confederate Statues are being toppled across the states in fight against racism sparked by George Floyd who died from Police brutality, an officer knelt on his neck for almost ten minutes.
Amid the ongoing protests against police violence and racism in America, numerous monuments to Confederate soldiers have been taken down, including in Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and Washington, D.C.
Earlier, protesters toppled and torched bronze statue of Confederate General Albert Pike in D.C. During the demonstration, a protester was seen to have used the torched statue to light his cigarette.
Jim Carrey: Robert E Lee Statue Best Suited In Ocean Floor With The Fishes
Robert E. Lee was one of the most well-known commanders who fought for the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. He owned slaves and subjected them to physical punishment; he also argued that slavery was good for Black people and, through his army, kidnapped free Black people and brought them back to the South to be enslaved again. Despite this, Lee has remained a cultural icon in the South and still has numerous monuments to him around the country.
Jim Carrey has a suggestion where to put Robert E. Lee’s statue: at the bottom of the ocean. In a new illustration published on Friday in honor of Juneteenth, the comedian and actor depicted the statue of the Confederate soldier that is currently in Charlottesville, Virginia, covered in barnacles and an object of derision for a passing eel and side-eyeing fish.
“Happy Juneteenth everyone! Here’s to finding a more appropriate place for Robert E. Lee. ;^P,” Carrey tweeted alongside his drawing.
Happy Juneteenth everyone! Here’s to finding a more appropriate place for Robert E. Lee. ;^P pic.twitter.com/RnSMwhOcrbAdvertisement
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) June 20, 2020
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