A naked version of Hillary Clinton in statue form was erected at the Bowling Green Station in downtown Manhattan Tuesday morning by a street artist. The statue caused outrage in a few women, one of them a Muslim. As they started to destroy the statue two men tried to stop them. See video below.
The statue portrays Clinton with hoofed feet and a Wall Street banker resting his head on her bare, exaggerated breasts. It was created by 27-year-old street artist Anthony Scioli. After almost three hours of it being put up, the one staunchly enraged woman knocked it over and started degrading Scioli for the statue’s creation.
“This is obscene!” shouted the woman, an employee at the nearby National Museum of the American Indian. “To put something up like this in front of my work place…I shouldn’t have to see this.”
A woman in a hijab then steps into the confrontation to help the employee, named Nancy, and stomps her foot on the statue’s face, telling Scioli with disdain: “Don’t! Leave it alone!”
Soon, commuters began checking out the scene, with many taking sides in the scuffling debate of the statue itself. “This lady shows up and tips it over and starts assaulting anyone who tried to put it back up!,” Gene H., 39, an IT worker said. Gene cites his belief in freedom of speech as a reason why the statue should stay erected.
Police soon arrived to discard the statue, telling Scioli he did not attain a permit for the protest art.
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