Here lies quite possibly the most unfortunate statue you’ll seeOn November 22, 2017 by Kenna
And now for another case of statues that look really, really wrong.
A Catholic school in South Australia has had quite the headache after its new statue received plenty of attention on the internet recently for its rather unfortunate design.
The statue is of Saint Martin de Porres handing a young boy a loaf of bread, and was erected in the middle of the Blackfriars Priory School late last week, according to The Advertiser.
The only problem? We’ll let you figure it out.
Following media attention and plenty of hushed giggling at the unfortunate bread roll placement, the school’s principal Simon Cobiac issued a statement on Facebook on Wednesday.
He said the statue was constructed in Vietnam by a sculptor who had done previous work for the school, and that “two-dimensional concept plans” for the statue were approved in May by the school’s Executive group. Who knew statues came with 2D plans, hey.
When the statue arrived, it “was deemed by the Executive to be potentially suggestive.”
“As a consequence, the statue was immediately covered and a local sculptor has been commissioned to re-design it. The School apologises for any concerns and publicity generated by this matter and is taking action to substantially alter the statue,” the statement reads.
Too little, too late for people good at Photoshop though.