Double standards: Madrid takes Placido Domingo’s name off a schoolmain
Scherzo reports that the district council of the Madrid district of Arganzuela voted last night to rename one of its schools, taking down the plaque for Placido Domingo after receiving a petition with 1,300 signatures.
The singer has been accused elsewhere of sexual harrassment, but not apparently in Spain.
The official gesture is flimsy and inconsistent. Spain is full of memorials to the genocidal Ferdinand and Isabella and to many murderous colonialists. Their statues still stand all over Madrid.