Statues and plaques of famous figures seen as controversial are being protested and removed around the country. Now, D.C. officials want to memorialize a great figure in Washington history with a new statue of … Marion Barry?
On today’s show, Doc reminded everyone what D.C. “Mayor for Life” Barry is probably best remembered for: video footage of him in a D.C. hotel room smoking a crack pipe while spending time with a prostitute. Is this really someone we should be honoring with a $300,000, 8-foot statue?
“I don’t know if he’s going to be depicted with a whore and a crack pipe,” Doc joked. “I don’t know.”
The project is coming from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the bronze statue is slated to be unveiled on March 6.