My thoughts on the Goya statue of Clemente.
Let’s get this straight, I think Goya’s Roberto Clemente statue in Roberto Clemente State Park is amazing. However, I do echo the views of other New York boricuas who were the first ones to post their concerns on social media and blogs.
This public statue looks like an ad for Goya.
The company said that the statue “was not done as a marketing or sales campaign for Goya,” but did they have to display such a large recognizable logo? Wouldn’t a sentence like “Funding provided by Goya” without a logo been a bit more understated and dignified?
This is not about bashing the company nor trying to divide the community, as a small group of critics describe our online petition. Readers shared with our site Latino Rebels that the placement of the logo lessened the emotional experience of such a moving memorial.
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