In December 2020, Boston removed its Emancipation Memorial which had been on display since 1879 because suddenly the sight of Abraham Lincoln freeing a former slave from his chains was making residents and visitors “uncomfortable.” More than 12,000 people had signed a petition demanding the statue’s removal.
Now, just in time for Martin Luther King Day, Boston has unveiled “The Embrace,” honoring King and his wife Coretta Scott King. Where to we sign the petition to have this one removed, because it makes us a little uncomfortable:
BREAKING: The bronze sculpture called “The Embrace” honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King has just been unveiled on the Boston Common #7news #MLKWeekend #MLKDay2023 pic.twitter.com/IckphP15FL
— Amaka Ubaka (@AmakaUbakaTV) January 13, 2023
I have some questions about the MLK sculpture in Boston pic.twitter.com/KVSKmdSw5S
— Marie Sheehan (@irshhnr4) January 14, 2023
That's a big penis
— Gabrial (@chefgabrial1) January 14, 2023
9.5 million dollars
— HollywoodVineGroup▲ (@HollywoodVineLA) January 14, 2023
How did someone see the mock up for this and think it was a good idea? Two of the angles make it look really bad 😳
— Miss Twilly (@Twilly910) January 14, 2023
That's a big ole purple eggplant emoji!!
— Timothy Taxman (@TimothyTaxman) January 14, 2023
Massive dong in the horizon. Yet again the celebration of the peen 🍾 🥂 🍾
— Rahel X (@Rahizzi) January 14, 2023
— Sophie (@PixiFinn) January 14, 2023
Haha omg. The angles on this thing
— Joel Patt (@JoelPat37958263) January 14, 2023
Your new statue is finished, Martin. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/BoZn5yhbKv
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) January 14, 2023
— Dr. Richard Harambe (@Richard_Harambe) January 14, 2023
— Jay (@buffetjay) January 14, 2023
Looks like 2 hands holding a big penis.
— Jeffrey Spence (@Jeffrey74236223) January 14, 2023
I had to look it up to Try and understand. pic.twitter.com/mNrbjlzfPk
— K Jordan 🌸 (@The_Lady_Kaos) January 14, 2023
— Jocoreno (@Jocoreno1) January 14, 2023
— Stonks to the Moon (@suisgeneristoo) January 14, 2023
The sculpture symbolizes the hug King Jr. shared with his wife after he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and celebrates their time in Boston. pic.twitter.com/lN6BDIXAxY
— ONE NATION UNDER GOD (@BRASSCITYSTEVE) January 14, 2023
Yeah, it looks just like the photo.
That Boston MLK 'statue' is a good litmus test of who is willing to call out absurdity and who is too afraid of being called raysiss
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 14, 2023
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