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NY Village Changes Official Seal Ridiculed by 'Daily Show'

NY Village Changes Official Seal Ridiculed by 'Daily Show'
 In this July 16, 2015 file photo, a welcome sign on the village green in Whitesboro, N.Y., displays the village seal. The upstate New York village of Whitesboro has confirmed that it will change its official logo a day after the image, which appears to show a white man throttling an Indian, was ridiculed on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." (Observer-Dispatch via AP)

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:06 AM

A New York village has changed its official seal that was ridiculed by Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

The Oneida County village of Whitesboro worked with an art student to replace the original 40-year-old seal that depicted founder Hugh White wrestling an American Indian.

Meant to commemorate a friendly wrestling match between White and a member of the local Oneida tribe, the image appeared to show a white man choking an Indian.

In January 2016 "The Daily Show" aired a segment after village residents decided to keep the traditional logo for its historic value. After the controversy made national news, village officials said they would change the seal's design.

The new seal maintains the wrestling match theme but with better graphics and more historically correct attire for the two men engaged in the wrestling match.

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