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Flatly mocked statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest in Tennessee knocked down after more than 2 decades

Nashville’s infamous nightmare fuel is finally put to bed. After more than two decades on private property, a monument to Confederate General and KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest, overlooking a Tennessee highway, was demolished Tuesday morning. The statue, which looks like it could talk, would beg you to put it out of its misery, squatted for years on Bill Dorris’ property. Dorris, who passed away just over a year ago, was most recently known for making headlines after bequeathing $5 million to his beloved dog, Lulu. He also referred to slavery in 2016 as a form of “social security” for the black community. The statue was sculpted by Jack Kershaw, another apologist for slavery whom Dorris rated as a “mediocre” artist. Widely mocked, Forrest’s statue was also occasionally shot at and vandalized, with a memorable incident in 2017 where the KKK’s first Great Wizard and his horse were coated in pink paint. New Channel 5 reported that the image will be kept in storage, possibly for sale in the future.

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