Milwaukee, WI – ‘The Bronze Fonz’ statue has existed peacefully on Milwaukee’s downtown Riverwalk since first being unveiled on August 18th, 2008. The sculpture depicts Henry Winkler, the actor who portrayed Arthur Fonzarelli on the hit television series, Happy Days.
Now thanks to the militant leftist activist group, Brew City Malt-Left (BCML), its future is uncertain.
While some residents of Milwaukee have stated their aversion to the statue and the alleged white supremacy it represents, others see it as a loving tribute to one of the coolest characters to ever grace the small screen.
“I grew up with the Fonz,” said Arthur Billings from nearby Kenosha. “As a kid, I’d pound my fist on every jukebox I’d see, just to see if it would turn on. It never did. I’m not as cool as the Fonz. Nobody is.”
BCML’s Prudence Bradley sees the Fonz in a much different light. “Fonzie needs to be written out of our history books and reruns of Happy Days need to be taken off the air for good. The data shows that since the Dukes of Hazzard was dropped by TV Land, crime in Hazzard County has gone down by almost 80 per cent. Ask yourself this, how much longer do we want our youth going around telling our elders to ‘sit on it?’
BCML’s petition to have the Fonz statue removed reads as follows:
“We, the residents of Milwaukee, submit that the time has come for the removal of the ‘Bronze Fonz’ on Milwaukee’s Riverfront. It is time to take immediate action to remove this monument to slavery, sedition and racial oppression. Additionally, it is our assertion that the statue subverts and undermines our core principles of liberty and justice for all. It is unconscionable that anyone going to Milwaukee’s Riverwalk, a place of peace, should be forced to do so under a shadow of injustice and oppression. We stand in solidarity with #Charlottesville and those who were injured and/or killed by white supremacists that marched on the city. We appeal to Milwaukee County Commissioners to outline and commit to a process for the timely removal of the statue.”
Bill Holland, the proprietor of Alpha Ales, ain’t having none of it. “The Fonz is our cultural heritage,” he said. “I will personally plant a slug into any so-called social justice warrior who dares to desecrate his statue. Yes, you can print that.”
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