City Demands Return of Removed Racially Insensitive Gorilla [VIDEO]

The mayor caved, but why did he allow anyone to convince him that the statue was racially insensitive in the first place?

Thankfully, the situation has changed since this story aired about the racially insensitive gorilla in a cage.

The complainer got the ear of city officials and they made a decision without telling anyone about it. One day children came to the circus-themed playground and found the gorilla was gone, as if he had escaped his cage.

After protests, the gorilla is being returned.

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CBS 11 Dallas-Fort Worth reports, “Gorilla Statue Removed After Complaints It Was ‘Racially Insensitive.’

A statue of a gorilla, and prime attraction for kids at the Community Park playground in Corsicana was removed by the city.

A spokesperson […] said some community members found the gorilla offensive – racially insensitive — […], and requested its removal from the park.

“We can understand this, because we have an obligation to listen to all our citizens, to determine what is offensive and not, especially in public places,” said Corsicana Mayor Don Denbow.

Denbow saw an uptick in complaints about the playground primate during the last few weeks.


Part of a playful, circus-theme, the man-made gorilla held his ground for 19 years.

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