[Photo by: Paul Lorkowski]
Vicky Colonel She took to Instagram to clear rumors about her late husband’s vandalism Chris ColonelIts idol.
Thursday bronze statue, approximately 6.00 p.m. PST Soundgarden The frontman was damaged by white paint. The memorial was commissioned by his family as a grant to the Seattle Pop Culture Museum. Execution by artist Nick Marra And unveiled in October 2018, it depicts the Colonel playing a Gibson guitar.
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Vicky admits to acting in a Instagram Friday’s post wrote that he “is heartbroken to know these things [vandalism]In the post, he noted that this was a targeted threat not related to local targets and protests. He went to thank the fans who had gathered on Thursday night to clean up the mess.
On Monday, he provided more clarity in a post on Chris Cornell’s Instagram account. According to him, the details involved “Save the kids” protesters There was wrong information.
The goal of Kiwanon’s “Save the Children” movement is to raise awareness about child trafficking. It has gained traction by inspiring more than 200 events across the country in recent weeks.
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“I know the news of this vandalism was as heartbreaking as it was to your family, so I wanted to share it with you and clarify the misconception that spread online about alleged rioters and ‘save the kids’.” [protesters] Be responsible for this wise based on [an] Images are being displayed on the sidewalk, ”he said.
He continues to defame the “false narrative”, which quotes the presence of “save the children” written in the wheel near the statue. In contrast to the claims made by various accounts, the writing was a few days before the vandalism. By Thursday it had mostly floated away.
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Vicky concludes by revealing an interesting connection between the source of the rumors and their previous social media activities.
“Sadly, the same accounts involved in spreading this false description are the ones who already ‘liked’ the posts, encouraging someone to disregard Chris’s idol,” he wrote. “If we allow these accounts to tarnish Chris ‘legacy, mask the truth, and hurt those who hurt Chris’ true fans, we will appreciate it.”
As of Thursday, museum officials are assessing the damage and planning to restore the memorial. Opportunities and deadlines for the necessary efforts have not yet been provided.