The United States is riddled with protests and riots in various cities, causing serious unrest in the nation. Now a statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger has been vandalized by some of these protesters in Ohio.
Following the death of George Floyd, caused by law enforcement in Minneapolis, tensions have been extremely high in the United States. All over the country, members of the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as others, have been protesting for justice in this situation. In some areas, these protests have been peaceful, where other locations have seen riots in the streets, with people vandalizing building and looting stores.
It seems that the latter of these types of protests have been going down in Columbus, Ohio. Recent photos have emerged, showing that the iconic statue of Arnold Schwarzenegger, located just outside the Greater Columbus Convention Center, has been vandalized. These vandals painted Arnold’s hand red, symbolizing blood, while also spray painting a message on the sidewalk next to it.
“BLM. Justice. Blood is on your hands.”
This is a troubling scene, especially given the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger has been nothing but an advocate for equality in the country. The frustrations people are feeling is certainly understandable, but it seems misplaced in this particular instance. Even the likes of Lee Priest was in the comments of these posts, noting how ridiculous this seems.
“Yeah he’s a racist Arnold,” Priest said sarcastically. “F—ing idiots.”
Obviously there are more important things in the world than some spray paint on a statue, which can likely be cleaned. Regardless it is a shame that Arnold Schwarzenegger, who actually seems to support the Black Lives Matter movement, was the target of this attack. At the end of the day, people are entitled to protest in whatever way will bring the change that is needed, but this just seems like a pointless act.