Petition Demands Columbus, Ohio, Renamed “Flavortown”

( As Black Lives Matter continues burning down buildings and churches, rioting in the streets, and trying to establish more illegal “autonomous zones” in American cities, people are taking advantage of our political leaders’ willingness to capitulate. After renaming streets in Washington, D.C. after Black Lives Matter and renaming schools named after the founding fathers, a new petition is demanding that Columbus, Ohio, be renamed “Flavortown.”

The petition requests that the city, which is named after Christopher Columbus, be renamed in honor of TV show host and restaurateur Guy Fieri. It’s hard to tell whether it’s a joke or not, but after the city announced on Thursday that the statue of Christopher Columbus would be removed from outside of City Hall, it may well not be.

The statue has now been removed.

Local officials are even asking that the city change its seal, flag, and all other related symbols because Columbus is now considered to be offensive.

The petition, which is on, says that Guy Fieri is one of the most famous people from the city and that Flavortown – a phrase regularly used by Fieri – is a more fitting name for the city than Columbus.

“Why not rename the city Flavortown?” the petition asked. “The new name is twofold. For one, it honors Central Ohio’s proud heritage as a culinary crossroads and one of the nation’s largest test markets for the food industry.”

“Secondly, cheflebrity Guy Fieri was born in Columbus, so naming the city in honor of him (he’s such a good dude, really) would be superior to its current nomenclature,” it continued.

If you’ve never heard of him, take a look at the clip below, and you’ll get a pretty good feel for his vibe. Fieri is charismatic, fun, and doesn’t take himself very seriously…but is he really the best inspiration to rename the city of COLUMBUS?

If they’re willing to tear down a statue of Columbus, it might not be too long before city officials agree to change the name. It probably won’t be Flavortown though.