The “forever Marilyn” has been unveiled. The motive for the statue is to boost tourism and increase local revenue. However, it turns to be disliked by residents.
The unveiling of the already-controversial Marilyn Monroe statue in Palm Springs drew tons of protesters … who see it as a misogynistic eyesore.
The City officials on Sunday night unveiled the 26-foot tall stainless steel monument dubbed “Forever Marilyn”. Shortly after the ceremony several dozen detractors were there chanting “Hey hey! Ho ho! Misogyny has to go!” … and “Exploitation! Exploitation!”
Their main beef is that Marilyn’s underwear can be seen when standing behind the statue.
Emiliana Guereca, executive director of Women’s March Foundation, told the Desert Sun, “When you exit the museum, the statue is designed to look at her crotch and look at her buttocks and take photos. And that is no longer acceptable.”
She added, “It may have been acceptable in the 1950s, but we are in 2021 fighting the same thing and women are saying enough is enough.”