Wow.. I didn’t know that
File under : things I wasn’t taught in school
Reblog the hell out of this everyone.
It’s like you guys want to be outraged and offended.
The picture is fake, the story is based on issues that were had with the statues initial design, which would have included several items which decried slavery in symbolism, such as a Pilieus (a crown worn by freed roman slaves) and a broken chain, these were removed due to the controversy around slavery at the time and the seemingly over political image the designer thought it would give, the original design does exist as a much smaller statue in Paris, France
Um, sorry, no it doesn’t. Here is the version that stands in Paris’ Luxembourg Gardens :
It is the original bronze model Bartholdi used as part of his preparatory work for the final statue. It is identical to the one in the US in all but scale. I ought to know, I lived in Paris once upon a time.
It is one of two Statue of Liberty replicas that stand in Paris, the other is a larger version that stands over the Pont de Grenelle as pictured below:
It is also identical in all but scale to the one standing over the New York harbor. Can we be done with the misinformation now? Please?
:tumblr:, going out of its way to make shit up so it can be offended about it and conjure new prejudices that never existed in the first place.
I really wish this site didn’t exist, because for all the neat art and funny jokes it gives, it spews out idiocy a thousand fold.
Would people be as comfortable buying meat if the date the animal was KILLED was displayed alongside the ‘best before’ date? Consumers should remember that meat is the dead flesh from a once living breathing sentient animal who didn’t want to die.
actually i would feel more comfortable. it would make choosing fresher meat easier. thats a very good idea.
when vegan ideas backfire completely