The city of Boston unveiled a $10 million sculpture meant to honor Martin Luther King Jr., but the bizarre and oddly sexual appearance of the monument elicited mostly negative reactions.
The monument, called The Embrace, was unveiled on the Boston Common on Friday to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King and the “love they shared with the world,” NBC reported.
The sculpture apparently is based off a photograph of Dr. King and Coretta embracing.
But that didn’t seem to translate so well into a giant bronze sculpture, with social media reacting with disgust and ridicule to the monument’s suggestive features.
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