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Famous Statue of WWII Vandalized After Sailor's Death With #MeToo Graffiti

Famous Statue of WWII Kiss Vandalized After Sailor’s Death With #MeToo Graffiti

The 25 ft. tall statue “Unconditional Surrender” depicting a US sailor famously photographed kissing a nurse at the end of World War II was vandalized a day after the sailors death with graffiti reading “#MeToo”.

For many the image of George Mendonsa kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman represents the joy and exhilaration felt across the United States on the day Japan surrendered, ending World War II.

But some in the #MeToo movement have stated that both the photo and the statue depicts an act of sexual assault, given the fact Mr Mendonsa did not have Ms Friedman’s consent to kiss her.

Greta Zimmer Friedman said before her death that it wasn’t her choice to be kissed and that Mr Mendonsa “grabbed” her.

However, she made it clear the kiss was a “jubilant act” and “it was just an event of ‘thank god the war is over'” during one of the United States most terrible times in history.

Police estimate the cost of the damage to be well over $1,000 due to the large area that the graffiti covers

The City of Sarasota confirmed the graffiti was removed on Tuesday morning. .

There is no word if the police have any leads on who the vandalized the statue.

George Mendonsa passed away Sunday at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife.

He was 96 years old.

Ljubljana, Slovenia Gay-Friendly Cafe Fire-Bombed And Defaced With Anti-Gay Graffiti

Cafe Open, A gay-friendly cafe in Slovenia’s capital of Ljubljana was fire-bombed and defaced with homophobic graffiti last night. Twice, unknown parties threw Molotov cocktails at the cafe, which burned the exterior of the building and the attackers spray-painted the building with homophobic slurs such as “Death to Faggots!”

The police believe that the attacks on Cafe Open timed to coincide with the start of LGBT Pride Week.

Anti-Gay Graffiti Found At University of California – Davis Campus, LGBT Center Vows To Leave Slurs Up

For the second time in just a few days, hate graffiti found on the UC Davis campus is being investigated as a hate crime.

Anti-gay words and phrases were found spray-painted on the campus Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center on Saturday morning, the latest in a series of incidents on University of California campuses across the state.

The graffiti at the Davis LGBT Center drew comment from students who said such incidents are rare on campus.

“You don’t normally hear about hate crimes here at Davis,” said Giselle Camarillo. “That’s just really surprising.”

The Center’s staff have vowed to leave the graffiti up as a reminder that intolerance still exists.