Finally! Superman comes through to save the day once again!
We previously mentioned that Jeffrey Baldwin was a five-year-old boy who died tragically, and by tragically we mean in one of the most awful ways possible: his grandparents gained custody of him from his teenage parents and then the grandparents proceeded to starve him to death.
One of the most heartbreaking parts of this terrible situation was when a man, Todd Boyce, wanted to raise money to build a statue of little Jeffrey.
The problem was, DC Entertainment, who owns the rights to Superman, wouldn't let them put the famous "S" logo on the statue because they didn't want their character associated with child abuse.
We're sorry but that's just awful!
Thankfully, they've reversed their decision!
Maybe it was all the negative press that lead to their change of heart. DC released a statement:
"We are honored by the relationship that our fans have with our characters, and fully understand the magnitude of their passion. We take each request seriously and our heartfelt thoughts go out to the victims, the family and those affected. DC Entertainment uses a flexible set of criteria when we receive worthy requests such as this, and at times have reconsidered our initial stance. After verifying the support of appropriate family members, DC Entertainment will be allowing the Jeffrey Baldwin Memorial Statue to feature the Superman S Shield."
That's so amazing!
We don't know why they had to deny it in the first place but it doesn't matter because the logo can go on the memorial now!
The statue is going to be finished in the fall and will be placed in Toronto's Greenwood Park.
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