Melania's wooden statue torched, Angry Internet says ‘Slovenia hates her as much as America hates Trump’
Melania Trump isn't the most liked person in America but this piece of news may leave many shocked. A wooden sculpture of the US first lady was torched near her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia, on the Fourth of July night as Americans celebrated Independence Day, said the artist who commissioned the sculpture, according to reports.
A Berlin-based artist, Brad Downey, told Reuters that as soon as cops told him about the incident on July 5, he got the life-sized blackened, disfigured sculpture removed. “I want to know why they did it,” said Downey, who had hoped the statue would foster a dialogue about the political situation in the United States, highlighting Melania Trump’s status as an immigrant married to a president sworn to reduce immigration.
The 39-year-old artist filed a police report and also expressed the desire to interview the culprit for a film he plans to shoot ahead of an exhibition in September. “The investigation in this case has not been completed yet so we cannot reveal details due to the interest of further procedures,” police spokeswoman Alenka Drenik told Reuters. A fake video of the incident soon started doing the rounds on Twitter. Admitting it was digitally altered, the Twitter user said, "That's not the actual video of the fire. I made the one above."
Sharing the news, many Twitter users wrote: "I don't really care, do you?" Many others were quick to diss the incident. "Why are US democrats so openly racist towards Slovenia (esp. Eastern Europe)? especially in the context of Melania Trump, they vomit out an insane amount of misogyny and racism every single time. Very shameful behavior," one tweet read and another said, "Damn, damn, damn! First lady Melania Trump statue set on fire in her home country of Slovenia. Slovenia hates her as much as America hates her husband."
Many others said they didn't care about the abhorrent incident. "The wooden statue of Melania Trump was set on fire in Sevnica, Slovenia. Does anyone have any best be f**ks to give her because I’m freash out?" one tweet read and another said, "I try very hard to be a kind and gentle human, but I can’t stop laughing at this Melania statue. Thanks, Slovenia. You did the right thing."
Bewildered by the bizarre shape of the statue, one said, "This was the statue? Tf? First they need to burn that shit down anyhow, then get an REAL artist redo, and then burn that shit down. The f**k was this even before?" If that was not enough, many trolls took to slam Melania and poke fun at the statue. "Separated at birth Has anyone noticed the striking resemblance between Melania Trump of Slovenia and Monkey Jesus of Borja, Spain? Could they possibly be related? Monkey Jesus... Wooden Melania," one said.
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