Last year two Native Americans raised deep concerns to Blackpool Council about a long-established, iconic display which depicted six men in headdresses and a totem pole.
The panel, which dates from the 1960s, has been a regular feature of the annual display. At the time a council spokesperson said the authority had ‘agreed to explore options for a new tableau that celebrates Native American culture with input from the network based in the UK.’
A VisitBlackpool Spokesperson has now said that the ‘Red Indians’ will not return to the 2022 Illuminations adding that a replacement display will be made for the 2023 season. The spokesperson explained, “We are re-imagining the tableau for the 2023 Illuminations season with input from representatives of the Native American network. We are looking to produce a new design that will celebrate indigenous culture. The current tableau will be rested for this season to enable that work to be undertaken.’
Bloody disgrace what the hell is this world coming to the Indians were there when I was a kid and my kids and my grandkids why be dictated to surely have the publics say also
What’s racist about it? I wouldn’t remove the display from the Illuminations because some moaning minnie from America took offence to this, it’s going way too far.