Nubians Nobbled


This afternoon.

Shelbourne Hotel removes 153-year-old statues of slave girls from its plinth (Irish Times)




23 thoughts on “Nubians Nobbled

  1. Matt Pilates

    Good riddance.

    The four members of U2 standing there would be a good replacement on the plinths. Think of the tourist trade. Alternatively, statues of them could be used.

  2. Zaccone

    Why not just remove the shackles from the statues and “liberate” the slaves, so that they become Nubian women? Then they become monuments to just the women themselves.

    Would make a lot more sense than obliterating the statues completely.

    1. Rob_G

      Do you think we should desecrate all artworks that don’t accord with modern sensibilities, or just these particular statues?

  3. OJohnny Keenan

    Anyone in the Kerry area, there is a swinging Bill Clinton statue that might need looking at, wink wink

  4. NobleLocks

    What other things do we need to change to suit the Wants of the permanently professional offended twitter Facistas? Will everything do? Probably not, their sense of moral superiority married to communist envy will mean they’ll have to eat themselves in the end.

          1. Papi

            “moral superiority married to communist envy”

            Mass will be at 3’o clock, Reception to be held at Reardens Bar and Grill on the Main Street, (Finger food after).
            DJ TILL LATE!!

      1. NobleLocks

        Aww I love your enthusiasm for turning the blind eye.

        Free speech is a choice. Right now you can choose what to say based on context, how you feel and what your perspective is.

        The puritanical left (Neo right) are insatiable. What are you going to do when they do something that you fundamentally disagree with? Are you going to say “ahh here lads you’ve gone too far” and expect them to not chew you up too? :)

        1. sidhe

          oh look, here you are brandishing your fave bullpoo buzzwords

          you use them so often they have about as much substance as your complaints about those nasty sjws

          1. NobleLocks

            Ahh I see, you’re going to use ridicule, they love a bit of comedy those lads. You’ll be just fine… *rolleyes

      1. NobleLocks

        You seem sarcastic dude, need someone else you can attempt to score points off of in order to make yourself feel better or will this failed comment do?

  5. Mary (Never) Wong

    I can post a sort of SOQ type link to today’s sort of nub-Ian’s if anyone wants

  6. Leapleg

    Is this just asset stripping by a business hemorrhaging cash at the moment? Surely these statues are listed and whatever you think about them there must be a proper process to there removal and possible sale outside Ireland…

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