I don't agree with spray painting statues, however, this to me is the money quote:
Pink paint was sprayed on the face and hands, and the $80,000 statue was tagged elsewhere with offensive symbols.
$80fucking000?! Don't ever talk to me about morals again, you hear? How many children could you feed with $80,000? How many homeless people could you shelter for $80,000? How much medicine could you buy with $80,000? So you bought a statue instead?
That woman is grieving for the statue. Do you think that she ever approaches that level of despair over abused animals or homeless people or uninsured dying of treatable illnesses? I'm guessing not.
[edited to make the quote more clear as being a quote]