Eventually the museum dropped the project due to the conflict surrounding it, and LeBeouf and his partners in the project released a statement slamming the decision:
"From the outset, the museum failed to address our concerns about the misleading framing of our piece as a political rally, rather than as a participatory performance artwork resisting the normalisation of division. On numerous occasions, we voiced serious concerns to the museum about hate speech occurring at the site of our project, and requested that the museum act responsibly in moderating this and providing the public a means of reporting such incidents. Our requests were not even acknowledged, let alone acted upon. Nonetheless, there had been no incidents of physical violence at the site of our project that we are aware of, nor that we had been informed of at any stage by the museum."
LaBeouf and his collaborators Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner believe the project will fare better in Europe, saying, "Events have shown that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist."