A Long Island town says it will gladly welcome the latest potential victims of New York City’s cancel culture: statues of historical figures such as George Washington and Christopher Columbus.
Brookhaven officials said they already even have spots picked out for the statues — and will cover the cost of dismantling and shipping them.
“You know, I didn’t want to comment on whether that was right or wrong because that’s a decision of the city. But I said, ‘If you’re going to do that, hey, we’ll take the statues,’ ” Town Supervisor Edward Romaine told The Post on Tuesday.
Referring to once-hallowed historical figures now considered controversial by alleged “woke” haters, Romaine said, “We look at their accomplishments, what they did for their time and how they contributed to the long arc of history.
“And we would welcome having those statues.”
The town’s offer comes the day after The Post reported that the Democratic-led New York City Council was advancing a proposal to yank from Big Apple property any statues and other artwork featuring figures with controversial pasts. For example, Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Peter Stuyvesant owned slaves, and Christopher Columbus has been accused of