The latest target of the woke mob is a tiny statue of an African Boy that stands over a clock in a small Cotswolds village. The WOKE mob believe it is racist and want it removed.
With the public familiar with cancel culture, it comes as no surprise the WOKE mob has once again raised its ugly head. Using tactics to remove historical monuments and works of art has become their forte since George Floyd’s death last year.
The council have confirmed they have received complaints about the small Statue of a young African boy above the clock tower in Stroud.
Local councillors have now begun to weigh up the options regarding the Statue, which dates back to 1774. It was initially installed under a clock by a local watchmaker.
A local Artist, Dan Guthrie, sent the original complaint to the council after he was outraged seeing the Statue: “My eyes lock onto the Blackboy clock every time I turn the corner onto Castle Street,” said Guthrie.”
“The boy has huge red lips and is wearing a golden leaf skirt – and he is weirdly enslaved to the clock mechanism when it’s working.”
“It is an offensive racist relic from the transatlantic slave trade, and the fact that it is still up in Stroud is a mystery to me.”
It wasn’t long after the council received the complaint did the council cave in.
The council chose to have a pop at the Statue that has been there for over 200 years.
The council’s conclusion of the report read: “The Blackboys clock and its associated statue is one of the country’s few examples of a Jacquemart, or Jack clock.”
“It is of high horological significance in technical and design terms, as well in terms of rarity value.”
“The clock and statue form part of the original architectural intent of the Grade II listed former National School, now Blackboy House.”
“They are noted in Historic England’s list description, and so have been deemed to make a strong contribution to the building’s special architectural interest.”
“The clock and Statue have been in Stroud for approximately 240 years. The clock and associated Statue, therefore, can be considered to have an historic interest as lasting features within the life and fabric of the town.”
“However, there is, without any doubt, an association, either directly, or indirectly, with the slave trade and colonialism, and this cannot be ignored.”
This report has been prepared by Kate Russell, Specialist Conservation Officer, with additional research by Dan Guthrie, in order to assess the significance of the clock and associated Statue at Blackboy House, Castle Street, Stroud.”
What’re your thoughts on this? ‘should the Statue be removed?