Roughly one year after the Empire State Building received a heap of bad publicity for ignoring pleas to light the building in remembrance and awareness for victims of pediatric cancer, images of Cecil the Lion projected along the side of the building graced the city skyline.
There are still currently no plans for the building to ‘Go Gold’ for pediatric cancer awareness next month. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, with gold being it’s associated color.
Cecil the Lion was among a group of endangered species honored on a canvas 1,250 feet tall on the Empire State Building.
The Empire State Building’s famous light displays were used to draw attention endangered wildlife. Along with Cecil, whose death has sparked international outrage, a snow leopard, tigers, lemurs, and various snakes, birds and sea creatures were projected onto the building.
The Washington Times reports that the display cost upwards of $1 million and was designed to promote an extinction documentary by the Oceanic Preservation Society.
That’s right – the deaths of animals such as Cecil ranks much higher as a concern than lives of kids with cancer.
Last summer, the Empire State Building, which has lit the Manhattan skyline in the past to honor Gay Pride Week, Chinese New Year, and even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, refused repeated requests to light up in honor of pediatric cancer awareness.
This year appears to be no different.
One review on the Empire State Building page just two weeks ago lambasted the realty group for their seeming lack of priorities.
I think it’s appalling that the Empire State Building with not go Gold for Pediatric Cancer Awareness but will light up for every other trendy thing that comes around. When do we light up to celebrate the Kardashians ??? because I’m sure that’s coming up! ESB you’re a disgrace to NYC!