Members of a Connecticut Christian congregation were taken aback last week when an enormous statue of Marilyn Monroe appeared steps from their doors, giving the historic church an unobstructed view of the leading lady’s backside.
The 26-foot “Forever Marilyn” statue by artist Seward Johnson captures the Hollywood actress in an iconic scene from the movie “The Seven Year Itch” in which a gust from a subway grate sends her white skirt billowing up. The statue’s back faces the First Congregational Church of Stamford.
Of coarse there was a mixed reaction by members at the sight of Marilyn’s tushy. Some were upset, some amused and other unbothered.
“It makes me uncomfortable,” Yonkman told HuffPost in an email. “The question for each one of us is, What will you do with your discomfort? I am choosing grace.”
Church member Pam Riley told the Stamford Advocate that she thinks the statue’s placement in front of the church is “disrespectful.”
“Her skirt is up in the air and everyone’s under there looking up her skirt,”
Okay, are we really going to be offended by a statue with painted on granny panties when actual women are walking the streets with fake butt implants hanging out of cutoff shorts? I hope not.
As a lifelong Marilyn fan and heathen, this statue would probably get me to church. Just saying.