A statue dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights icon. “The Embrace,” was unveiled last week in Boston Common to less than glowing reviews. Critics said that the “woke” Statue was a waste and resembled an inexplicably phallic shape.
“The Embrace” It isn’t the only statue-failure in recent years. These are the top ten misses.
1. “The Embrace”
The 22-foot-tall bronze MLK tribute, sculpted by artist Hank Willis Thomas, is meant to depict intertwined arms — an embrace from MLK and his wife Coretta Scott King after King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of the late MLK, approved it.
However, the statue didn’t please the public and was mocked online.
Because it is grotesque, the new MLK statue looks ugly. It’s grotesque precisely in the same way modernity is grotesque. It forgets that men should have heads and chests. pic.twitter.com/8zRnCkfOsJ
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) January 15, 2023
Even family of Coretta came out to trash the statue, saying it was a waste of money and resembled “a penis.”
“The mainstream media … was reporting on it like it was all beautiful, ’cause they were told they had to say that,” Seneca Scott, Coretta’s cousin, told The New York Post.
“But then when it came out, a little boy pointed out — ‘That’s a penis!’ and everyone was like, ‘Yo, that’s a big old d***, man,’” Seneca was added. “If you had showed that statute to anyone in the ’hood, they’d have been like, ‘No, absolutely not.’”
Journalist Megyn Kennedy echoed the sentiment. “What it looks like, I’m just going to say it, a giant penis,” She offered On “The Megyn Kelly Show.” “I’m sorry, it does!”
2. Christiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo, the soccer legend, is a beautiful man. He has been linked with some of the most beautiful women on the planet. But a bust made by sculptor Emanuel Santos in the athlete’s likeness, unfortunately, fell short.
This picture of Cristiano Rojo alongside his portrait bust will make you feel great. pic.twitter.com/kBCc7RtoUC
— Tom Sutcliffe (@tds153) March 29, 2017
The bust of Ronaldo was soon unveiled at Madeira’s airport in 2017. internet went wild.
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) March 29, 2017
Ronaldo’s brother, Hugo Aveiro, reportedly He was so mad at the statue that he managed to arrange for its replacement the next year.
3. “Fearless Girl”
A four-foot high wall was built in March 2017. “Fearless Girl” The statue was placed in front of the 11-foot tall landmark. “Charging Bull” Statue in front of Wall Street. Supposedly to encourage corporations to have more women in the top echelon of their organizations. The Daily Wire reported.
Some feminists made the statue an altar. “equality” icon, often adding pink “p**** hat” to her hat, the internet slammed the statue as a corporate publicity stunt.
“State Street built a statue of ‘Fearless Girl’ to celebrate feminism in corporate America: ‘SHE makes a difference,’ they said. What they didn’t say: they were really marketing an ETF with the ticker ‘SHE,’ while also batting down a lawsuit from their own female employees,” reacted tech entrepreneur and author Vivek Ramaswamy. “And it gets even better: they eventually went on to sue the female artist they hired to make the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue, because she allegedly made an unauthorized reproduction of it. You can’t make this stuff up.”
It gets better: eventually, they sued the female artist that they had hired to make the film. “Fearless Girl” statue because she allegedly made an unauthorised reproduction of it. You can’t make this stuff up.
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) January 11, 2023
Alex Gardega, a New York City sculptor, had created a sculpture of a dog urinating in May 2017. “Pissing Pug,” Place it right next to your left leg “Fearless Girl” statue. Ouch.
A Pissing Pug joined the Fearless Girl statue. What happens when other artists arrive and make the whole thing a mess? pic.twitter.com/nACg3zHJKk
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 30, 2017
And this will continue until 2018. “Fearless Girl” This was removed.
4. Greta Thunberg
Students at University of Winchester in England rebelled against the school in 2021 for erecting Greta Thnberg’s statue, which was beloved by the progressive Left.
Student groups were unhappy with the university’s decision to erect the life-sized bronze statue, which reportedly cost around $33,000, the same year many students were facing financial struggles due to the COVID pandemic, The Daily Wire reported.
University Of Winchester installs Greta Thunberg statue pic.twitter.com/5kFpgYBXep
— Finnbarr Webster (@finnbarrw) March 31, 2021
Megan Ball, Winchester UCU president, said that the union could not support the sculpture, despite aligning Left-wing political views.
“We’re in a Covid year, lots of students haven’t really had access to campus, lots of them are trying to study online and are in dire need of support,” She spoke.
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