Squirrel Wars

The New York artist who became a leader in a battle over squirrels

Squirrel Wars In 2020, a New York artist's obsession makes her the leader of a squirrel war on Facebook. The pressure cooker of quarantine mixed with the polarization of politics intensifies the ire of squirrel lovers everywhere.
'Some squirrel people aren't the best of people.' Squirrel-lover and artist Billie Madley was shocked when she discovered white supremacists occupying an online squirrel-appreciation group. When she saw photoshopped images of squirrels with alt-right messages, she countered with 'a Black Lives Matter flag on a squirrel'. Soon, an online culture war had begun.

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