Today it was announced that lyrics to “Hit The Road Jack” would replace the culturally-outdated poem “The New Colossus” on the Statue of Liberty.
The decision comes after 31 trembling United States governors requested the change in a petition.
The governors argued that the new artistic selection is more appropriate in light of the nation’s current core values of fear and exclusion.
“It’s clear that the American people already have very little interest in the homeless we already have,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. “Bringing in new homeless, let alone wretched refuse and the tempest-tost, just seems ill advised in today’s cultural climate. It’s time to lower the lamp beside the golden door, and to say ‘hit the road, Jack.”
“And don’t ya come back no more no more no more,” added Cuomo’s personal R&B choir.