Culture Wars/Current Controversies
13 of the world’s most controversial monuments
Even Satan has a monument in his honor.
By Gabbi Shaw
But not all monuments receive universal acclaim. From memorials for war criminals or army deserters to statues constructed under dubious circumstances, these 13 monuments have seen their fair share of controversy since their construction — especially now as monuments dedicated to Confederate figures and Christopher Columbus are being toppled, and in some cases beheaded, around the US.