A statue of a dinosaur that is painted in rainbow colors became a hot topic in a Massachusetts town after a resident complained about the color scheme.
MSN reports that the rainbow dinosaur statue at Granby High School will stay after someone protested that the dinosaur supported gay pride and shouldn’t be on public property.
Following the complaint, the town’s school committee met on Monday night to vote again on the fate of the dinosaur known as Feathers. After denying that the dino had anything to do with gay pride, the committee voted unanimously to keep it, according to WGGB.
The design of the dinosaur was selected by students from town schools, who then raised money through a penny drive to get the statue placed at the high school.
“These are 6-year-old kids that voted on this beautiful thing that represents our town,” Shannon Asselin of Granby told WWLP. “They’re not thinking political when it comes to the colors of the design of the rainbow.”
The statue was part of a public project to put dinosaurs on display around Granby, since it’s one of the area towns where dinosaur tracks have been found.
“I think there was a misconception out there and I’m glad that we’ve had the opportunity to set the record straight,” Granby School Superintendent Dr. Isabelina Rodriguez stated.