Naked Hillary Clinton Statue Triggers Fight in Lower Manhattan
WARNING: SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND THE FOLLOWING VIDEO GRAPHIC AND OFFENSIVE
An unexpected sculpture of naked Hillary Clinton appeared in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday morning.
Clinton was depicted naked with horse hooves, standing on what seems to be printouts of emails and a Wall Street banker pressed against her left breast.
The statue was found outside the entrance to the Bowling Green subway station and stood there for a couple of hours before a dispute that eventually broke out when a woman knocked it down, kicked it several times and sat on it.
Man: Why are you sitting on that?
Woman: Because I find this offensive!
Man: Freedom of speech!
While some were taking pictures, others joined the dispute.
“That’s not good. That’s a total disrespect toward women,” one woman said.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Donald Trump statue, but to see a Hillary one, I think is really interesting,” said another.
Eventually, the police arrived to restore order.
Zachary Cedarbaum claimed that he represents the artists who made the Clinton caricature.
Cedarbaum says the name of the statue is “The Empress Has No Shame.”
He said that some of the artists support Trump, while others actually support Clinton.
“The idea is that there should be equality in any way, shape or form. Everybody has different opinions, and that we should be able to express them how we want without that kind of backlash. We’re trying to fight for the right to have the government of the people by the people for the people. Instead of, of the banks, by the banks, for the banks,” Cedarbaum said.
A statue of naked Trump was also erected in Union Square in August.