Vicky Cornell is seeking to clarify “the misinformation” circulating around the vandalizing of the statue of her late husband Chris Cornell.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Vicky Cornell shared more information regarding the vandalism.
"I know the news of the vandalism was as heartbreaking to many of you as it was to our family. So I wanted to share this with you and clarify the misinformation that continues to be spread online about supposed rioters and “save the children” protestors being responsible for this senseless based on an image being circulated showing writing on the sidewalk,” she wrote.
“A few days prior to the vandalism, someone wrote in sidewalk chalk ‘Save the Children’ in front of the statue. It rained the night before. Consequently, by Thursday AM when the vandalism occurred, much of the chalk writing was gone leaving only the words ‘Children.’”
Cornell said that “the same accounts involved in spreading this false narrative are the very ones who previously ‘liked’ posts wishing/encouraging that someone would deface Chris’ statue.”
She called for a stoppage of the spread of misinformation and says it’s “equally upsetting to now see these same people falsely blaming others.”
The man who cleaned Chris Cornell’s statue spoke with RADIO.COM’s The Men’s Room and shared the story of why he took it upon himself to clean the statue.
“It was pretty disturbing, I got pretty upset about it,” he said. He found out about the vandalism after a friend posted a photo of it on Facebook on his way to work at the Space Needle.
“It was about an hour or so,” he said from the time he saw the post to when he decided to go over and clean up the statue.
He and his brother-in-law were on site cleaning the statue for about three and a half hours. He estimates the duo cleaned about 85% of the statue.