Honolulu city council drops plan to rename beach after Obama

Honolulu city council drops plan to rename beach after Obama

Two Honolulu City Council members have dropped their proposal to rename a beach after Obama after the public reacted negatively to the idea.

“Most of the comments have raised the issue of historical and cultural sensitivity, and a number of alternatives have been suggested by the public,” City Council member Ernest Martin said in a statement, noting that “public reaction to the proposal has been mixed.”

Obama was filmed body surfing on the beach in 2008.

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