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David Shrigley's new statue, 'Fourth Plinth' has definitely inspired some passionate discussion. That's good right?

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This weird seagull statue (or would you call it a boobie?) resides in New Bedford, MA and the question of whether to keep the statue is pitting the town residents against each other.  

There is one petition by a Raymond C. to remove the statue and a competing petition for Raymond to remove his petition. 

While the original petition argues the statue makes the town look silly, the competing petition says it's as much a part of the town as any other art:

"New Bedford is so full of art and out of the ordinary things it would be silly to remove this glorious statue." .... "This man is just clearly uncomfortable by the female form and hates the art."


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An update to the statue removal petition clarified itself after that backlash with, "I never said it wasn't art, but it is bad art." 

The creator of this statue, Donna Dodson, has done many others, like this panda. 


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The so-called "Seagull Cinderella" as she titled the New Bedford piece was installed in 2012. 

Museums usually have some pretty cool items and of course they are all about history. For some people, that can be boring. It looks like Jake Marshall is one of those people so he decided to have some fun by face swapping with ancient statues and making history fun! And by fun, we mean scary.

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This giant panda statue is supposedly in China somewhere, though we can't seem to dig up much more information than that.

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An artist named Matthew Munson was snapping some photos around Washington, D.C. when he happened to catch some kids using the Vietnam Women’s Memorial as a jungle gym.

He posted the image to Facebook this week, and it has since sparked a heated debate online.

“I managed to take some decent photos and even a very powerful one of two little brats climbing over war memorial right in front of a veteran,” he wrote in the post.

Munson says the vets all appeared “hurt” as they watched the debacle, and he thinks the parents are to blame for this sign of disrespect.

“Certain memorials and statues are more positive and welcoming to kids and parents expressing their freedom and good vibes, other memorials (this one) focuses on the tragedies of war and how certain groups of people played a big role in helping others recover from it,” he said. “Having children step all over a wounded warrior is not an appropriate way to express the freedom our veterans fought for, in my opinion.”

Commenters on the post are taking both sides, some are horrified and others think everyone is blowing this out of proportion.

Here are a few opinions from Facebook:

“I love the pic with the kids: Speaks volumes to what we fought and fight for.” – Pipal Tri.


“Take those damn kids to Disney Land and not to a place of remembrance.” – Jill Kin


“They are just kids, and it’s just a statue. People invest way too much into idols and memorials.” – Stephen Budzash


“The level of disrespect that ensues towards or vets both alive and dead, their memorials. is sicking… and parents allow this to happen.” – Justin Burkhardt

The statue was unveiled in 1993 and is dedicated to women who served the country during the Vietnam War, many of whom were nurses.

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