Marilyn Monroe is remembered throughout the world for her fascinating life and tragic passing. She is also known for many iconic poses, but one recent statue drew the wrong kind of attention.
A new statue for the famous starlet was revealed in Palm Springs, Florida. It drew protestors because they didn’t appreciate the misogynistic theme that it represented. Signs reading: “Marilyn Anywhere But Here” were seen marching all over the new attraction.
City officials held a ceremony on Sunday to reveal the 26-foot statue of Marilyn Monroe, depicting that iconic scene from The Seven Year Itch. It was a nice statue, but people didn’t want it in their town.
Emiliana Guereca, executive director of Women’s March Foundation, told the Desert Sun, “When you exit the museum, the statue is designed to look at her crotch and look at her buttocks and take photos. And that is no longer acceptable.”
This monument, called “Forever Marilyn,” is one that those protestors want taken down immediately. Chants of “Hey hey! Ho ho! Misogyny has to go!” … and “Exploitation! Exploitation!” rang out on Sunday, that’s for sure.
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