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Why people are protesting this giant new Marilyn Monroe statue

Why people are protesting this giant new Marilyn Monroe statue

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A new statue of Marilyn Monroe is creating quite a stir in Palm Springs. On Sunday (June 20), city officials unveiled the piece of artwork, titled “Forever Marilyn” outside the Palm Springs Art Museum and the event drew a mixed and heated reaction from local residents.

In fact, swaths of protestors picketed the unveiling, wielding handmade signs and chanting, “Hey hey! Ho ho! Misogyny has to go!” and “Exploitation! Exploitation!”

See, the statue depicts the icon from her famous promotion of 1955’s The Seven-Year Itch, posing above a subway grate as her legendary white dress swirls sensually ar…

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