Official Concerned That Skid Marks On LGBT Flag Crosswalk May Be ‘Hate’
Painting something on the street and expecting it to stay clean. I thought it was impossible to stack stupid this high… but this story proves it is indeed possible! Perhaps they aren’t the brightest bulb in the pack?
The tire marks aren’t vandalism. Tires leave rubber on the road, that’s why you need to replace them. If you don’t want tire marks on the rainbow, don’t paint a rainbow on the road. Problem solved!
— Hamilton Spectator (@TheSpec) August 22, 2018
Black tire streaks on Hamilton’s new rainbow Pride crosswalk in front of city hall are causing some concern they were deliberately made by a driver spinning tires to vandalize the LGBTQ flag symbol.
Mayor Fred Eisenberger said there is some debate among staff as to whether the marks were made on purpose or are a normal occurrence of rubber wearing off tires on hot pavement in the dead of summer.
“I’m suspicious,” he said. “Just the way it (the marking) sits there. It’s odd that it’s just before and after the crosswalk (and into the crossing).”
Eisenberger said some staff think the marks may be due to this summer’s hot weather, but he noted that he hasn’t seen the same kind of tire impressions on white crosswalk markings.
“I suspect it’s wilful … but at this point, we’ll fix it and see what happens.”
The black marks will be eliminated with touch-up paint, he said. More
— Justin’s Left Eyebrow (@maxwelledison1) August 24, 2018
Do you not know how tires and roads work?
— Burn It All Down (@TimHaas70) August 23, 2018
How can it be #vandalism I see black tire marks on the white crosswalks too! Is that #vandalism? The #Mayor and the #City needs to relax and remember tires leave black marks on roads! #SnowFlakes need to relax!
— 🇫🇷Speaking The Truth🇨🇦 (@realfree_speech) August 22, 2018