Statue of Limitations

Plutonius

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Feb 22, 2003
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A naked statue of Hillary was unveiled in Manhattan, NY today. Some people took offense, attacked the creator, and attempted to destroy the statue.

What is your feeling about the Hillary statue and the other statues being erected to poke fun at the candidates ?

Were these people correct in trying to destroy the statue or should they recognize the creators free speech ?
 

FrankieTDouglas

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Mar 10, 2005
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Felt it was a dumb thing to do with Trump. Still feel like it's a dumb thing to do with Hillary.

I do wonder if the NYC Parks Department will create an equally cheeky written statement like, "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small."
 

appleisking

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May 24, 2013
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Violence and destruction of property are never acceptable means of protest. I do believe the creators are protected under free speech so long as the statue isn't too graphic or not safe for public eye
 

A.Goldberg

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I will spare my rant on political objectivity and double standards for another day.

I will say the artists true brillliance lies in his ability to reveal this.
 
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APlotdevice

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I absolutely think this person has every right to express his freedom of speech.

Then again I also think our society is a bunch of prudes when it comes to nudity. Hence my sig.

eye bleach please.
We're fresh out. You could try regular bleach.
 
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chown33

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While I appreciate the humor, certain artistic choices have stolen a certain ineffable quality of my appreciation for the "Pastoral" segment of Fantasia, and the opening segment of Allegro Non Troppo. The inspired and artful rendering of fauns will be forever tainted.
 

Snoopy4

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A naked statue of Hillary was unveiled in Manhattan, NY today. Some people took offense, attacked the creator, and attempted to destroy the statue.

What is your feeling about the Hillary statue and the other statues being erected to poke fun at the candidates ?

Were these people correct in trying to destroy the statue or should they recognize the creators free speech ?
No one wants to see naked old people, or a likeness thereof.
 

BoxerGT2.5

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What if it was a naked Muhammad?
The artist would need to go into hiding for the rest of his life or hire a security company to protect him. If he works for a publication or company they would be asking to have their offices "Charlie Hebdo'd"