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Ben Stiller is suggested to replace a NYC statue of Theodore Roosevelt with one of his beloved late co-star Robin Williams: “He deserves a “
- The New York city mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that the city will remove a statue of former president Theodore Roosevelt in front of the iconic Natural History Museum
- The monument has long been regarded as a racist and colonialist symbol
- The bronze sculpture, which has stood since 1940, is the former leader on horseback dominates a black man and a Native American man, both on foot
- The decision to remove the statue comes from similar monuments have been toppled across the country
- The statue was brought to life by the late actor Robin Williams, who portrayed Roosevelt in the popular film series Night At The Museum opposite Ben Stiller
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Comedian Ben Stiller has an idea for the perfect replacement for a statue of former president Theodore Roosevelt, in the City of New York, which is to be torn down soon.
The Zoolander star, 54, took to Twitter on Sunday, with the suggestion that his Night At the Museum costar, the late great Robin Williams, to be the source of inspiration for a new statue in its place in front of the city, the Museum of Natural History.
Williams, an Oscar winner, who died by suicide in 2014, at the age of 63 years, portrays a version of fun of Roosevelt in front of Stiller in Night At the Museum franchise, which spawned three films.
Good idea: Ben Stiller took to Twitter on Sunday, with the suggestion that his Night At the Museum costar Robin Williams to be the inspiration for a new statue in place of one of Theodore Roosevelt in front of the City of New York Museum of Natural History
A link to a New York Times article about the statue of the imminence of the rapture, Stiller tweeted, ” How about replacing it with a statue of Robin Williams. It deserves “.
The actors surely had a penchant for one of the other, having appeared in 2006, Night At the Museum, as well as its sequels in 2009 and in 2014, the exhibitions and the historical characters that come to life at night, within the walls of the museum.
Stiller the suggestion comes after news that the statue, which represents Roosevelt on horseback, flanked by a Native American man and an African man below him, will have to be removed because of its inherently colonialist, racist and classist symbolism.
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Night At the Museum: Linking to an article about the statue of the imminence of the rapture, Stiller tweeted, ” How about replacing it with a statue of Robin Williams. It has the merit of’
Evolution: Stiller the suggestion comes after news that the statue, which represents Roosevelt on horseback, flanked by a Native American man and an African man below him, will have to be removed because of its inherently colonialist, racist and classist symbolism
Even before the killing of George Floyd and a renewed national focus on racial injustice in this country, there has been constant pressure on the powers that be to remove the very visible statue, in place since 1940.
The controversy even prompted the museum to unveil an exhibit on the monument of the merits and drawbacks of the last year.
But now, with the same statues of historical figures such as Ulysses Grant and Star Spangled Banner scribe Francis Scott Key, who owned slaves be shaved in all the countries, it was only a matter of time before the Roosevelt statue had to be removed.
And the mayor of New York Bill de Blasio supported the museum’s decision to remove the monument, saying in a statement to Newsweek, ” at The American Museum of Natural History has asked to remove the name of Theodore Roosevelt statue because she is explicitly described as Black and Indigenous peoples as subject, and belonging to an inferior race.
The actors surely had a penchant for the one of another: They appeared in 2006, Night At the Museum and its aftermath in 2009 and 2014
“The City supports the Museum’s request. This is the right decision and the right time to remove this problem of the statue.’
And Ellen V. Futter, the Museum of Natural History, the president, said at the time: “in the last few weeks, our museum community has been deeply moved by the extension of the movement for racial justice that has emerged after the death of George Floyd.
‘We have seen that the attention of the world and the country has increasingly turned towards the statues as powerful and offensive symbols of systemic racism.’
Talk: This wasn’t the first time Stiller has talked to you about important matters; he is a goodwill Ambassador for the UNITED nations High commissioner for Refugees; seen here testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last year in Washington, DC