Is This Beheading of a Novelty Statue of Liberty Something to Get Upset About?

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This video of a blindfolded plaster Statue of Liberty replica getting its head sawed off has been all over the news this morning, and has been spreading virally for a couple of days. The novelty statue was taken last month from in front of the Vox Pop coffee shop in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. On July 4 the video, which also features the pixelated slogans “We Don’t Want Your Freedom” and “Death to America,” popped up on YouTube. Since then it’s caused something of a fuss. On the one hand, it’s a gruesome reminder of some tragic events involving kidnapped Americans that nobody wants to relive. On the other hand, it’s most likely just a childish prank, and it would seem absurd to connect it to any sort of larger threat. What do you guys think? Is this worth getting upset about?

Is This Beheading of a Novelty Statue of Liberty Something to Get Upset About?