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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