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Phoenix City Officials Take Down Park Design Sketch After Finding Hidden Drake Meme

Earlier this week, city officials in Phoenix excitedly revealed design plans for a renovation of Margaret T. Hance Park -- only to have to issue a retraction once they discovered it featured a hidden Drake meme.

Drake (né Aubrey Graham) notably got his start acting in Canadian teen series Degrassi: The Next Generation as Jimmy Brooks, a character who became paralyzed after a school shooting. A promotional photo of Drake as Jimmy sitting and smiling in a wheelchair has since become a meme around the web. 

A hawkeyed user noticed the image of Drake sitting right in the middle of the park’s design sketch, which prompted officials to remove it from their website and social media accounts. A new sketch -- minus the meme -- has since been posted online.

This is the second time that Wheelchair Jimmy has appeared in a park design rendering: Last fall, the image appeared in a New York City Parks Department proposal for accessibility updates in Fort Green Park -- only that time, the meme was included intentionally. 

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