A statue commemorating movie icon Marilyn Monroe is angering many on the left in Palm Springs, California.
“Having this giant, over-sized statue in this town, focusing on that objectification, is disturbing to me,” said political activist Ellen Lockert to the Desert Sun.
The 26-foot-tall statue depicts one of the actresses’ most celebrated and iconic scenes from “The Seven Year Itch” film in 1955. But some say the scene is sexist, and so is the statue.
The statue was created in 2011 by the artist Seward Johnson and has been displayed in numerous cities across the U.S. and Australia. It was housed in a dismantled state in a warehouse in New Jersey before it found its newest home in front of the art museum in Palm Springs.