This Week in Pop Culture: 9/5/2017

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This Week in Pop Culture: 9/5/2017

Oliver Barnfield, Reporter/Resident Pop Culture Writer

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Hello there, and welcome to This Week in Pop Culture, where you can catch a glimpse of what’s going on in TV, Movies, and Music through the lens of a 7th grade student. (That’s me!) This week I’ll be taking a look at…PRINCE!

The sadly deceased pop star and genius musician is currently being championed by a group of committed fans. The leader of the committee has a plan: Replace a statue of Christopher Columbus with a statue of Prince. Says the fan: “Rather than glorify a man who wanted to extinguish Black and Native peoples, we should honor members of our community whose leadership we find inspirational.” The loyal fan is currently starting a petition, which has garnered 3,000 signatures. Prince died in his home in Minnesota, which is where the statue is to be placed.