Lazy “journalism” is to thank for this story and the likelihood we’ll see many more “controversial statue” stories in the near future.

As the internet goes, one person tweets a picture of a “mansplaining” statue located on a small Texas university campus. One blog pics up the tweet, other blogs reblog, and a week later, one tweet turns into national headlines claiming “feminists freak out over statue.”

Seeing current social justice demands transposed onto historical relics make national headlines, the internet is bound to serve up more suddenly unacceptable campus staples — like this one.

Evidently, a statue that has been around since the 1800’s is now too controversial for the universities delicate little snowflakes.

Fox Q13 reports:

University moves statue of priest praying over Indians inside after complaints

ST. LOUIS — A statue now viewed as controversial has been relocated by Saint Louis University after faculty and students complained that it symbolizes white supremacy.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the sculpture titled “Where the Rivers Meet” has been moved from outside a residence hall to inside the Saint Louis University Museum of Art.

The sculpture depicts Jesuit missionary Pierre-Jean De Smet on an elevated platform above two Native Americans while holding a cross above his head.

Last month, the school’s student-run newspaper published an op-ed stating the statue seems to say to Native Americans that they are not welcome unless they submit to a culture and religion.

“The statue of De Smet depicts a history of colonialism, imperialism, racism and of Christian and white supremacy,” wrote Ryan McKinley in an editorial for the school’s paper, The University News. “This statue of De Smet is the clearest message that this university sends regarding American Indians, past and present. This message to American Indians is simple: “You do not belong here if you do not submit to our culture and our religion.”