The Philadelphia Flyers Remove Kate Smith Statue Amid Racism Allegations

The hockey team previously used recordings of the 1930s singer's rendition of "God Bless America" at their games.

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The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of singer Kate Smith and announced that they are no longer using her popular rendition of "God Bless America" at their games.

This follows news that the New York Yankees have also stopped using Smith's recording during their games.

Billboard, CBS Philly, and OZY are all discussing the recent developments in this story.

The late singer, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1982, has been facing criticism due to allegations of racism due to controversial songs she recorded in the 1930s.

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"The Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team's arena Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of “God Bless America.” “The NHL principle 'Hockey is ..."

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