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Spotted: A Jokerized Al Waxman Statue

The King of Kensington gets some Gotham-style vandalism.

al waxman

SPOTTED BY: Marc Gorcey

WHERE: Bellevue Square Park in Kensington Market

WHEN: Friday, May 9

WHAT: This bronze statue of actor Al Waxman has been Jokerized. Waxman played the title character in the 1970s TV show King of Kensington and received the Order of Canada in 1998, before passing away in 2002. The purpose behind the Jokerizing of Waxman’s statue is unclear—although it’s possible someone just really missed Halloween costumes from 2008.

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Comments

  • Egon

    I’m not sure this is the type of vandalism we should be glorifying through publicity.

    • blearghhh

      Yeah. If they’d done it with tempera paint or something? No problem, kind of funny. Spray paint though? Dick move.

    • tyrannosaurus_rek

      You’re in for a shock if you ever discover newspapers and TV news: all sorts of crimes being glorified and hyped, encouraging copy-cats.

      • OgtheDim

        Yeah, soon they’ll be painting the bits of that horse in Queen’s Park……

        • TheSotSays

          There’s a Jackabike statue down at the Ferry docks, all primed and ready to go.

  • dsmithhfx

    I like two-face better.

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  • Byron Peterson

    Man, that sucks…some people have no class or even the smallest amount of respect.

    • dsmithhfx

      Some don’t have a sense of humour.