Magazine: West Virginia to Remove Don Knotts Barney Fife Statue Following Protestor Complaints

Madhouse Magazine, which calls itself the “greatest rock and roll magazine in the world”, published an article stating that the Don Knotts statue that is located in his hometown of Morgantown, West Virginia would be removed following complaints.

Knotts, of course, played Barney Fife, a goofball deputy officer on The Andy Griffith Show.  His role on this show, the article claimed, is what caused protestors to demand the statue’s removal.

According to the article, “Barney Fife was a nervous, twitchy little man with an itchy trigger finger.  He was dirty, always sniffling, and always looking to shoot someone with his one bullet.  I bet he was racist too, if there were ever any black people on the show we would have known (whether he was or not).

The Don Knotts statue was unveiled in Morgantown in 2016 and was meant to honor the Morgantown native.  The statue can be found at 371 High Street in front of the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown.

At the end of the Madhouse Magazine article, they pointed out in big, bold letters:

*BTW – This is Satire – Names, characters, business, events and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental !!!!

It was merely a joke!  Good stuff during a very sensitive, difficult time.  See the full article below:

WV to Remove Don Knotts Barney Fife Statue Following Complaints