A 26-foot tall statue Marilyn Monroe statue recently installed in a Stamford, Conn. park is scandalizing locals — because the movie starlet’s derriere is pointed straight at a neighboring house of worship.
Artist Seward Johnson’s “Forever Marilyn” captures the moment from “The Seven Year Itch” where the actress holds down her white dress as air blows up from a subway grate.
In the film, only co-star Tom Ewell sees what’s under Monroe’s skirt, but in Johnson’s colossal interpretation her underwear-clad caboose is on full display to all viewers — especially to those visiting the nearby First Congregational Church.
“It’s disrespectful to the church,” churchgoer Pam Riley told The Stamford Advocate.
In a follow-up from earlier this week, the 26-foot Marilyn Monroe statue is drawing criticism because her, ah, bottom is directly facing a church. The word disrespectful was thrown around. Second photo is view from church, with a 200mm lens. #StamfordCT pic.twitter.com/Bl3lQGC3qR— Michael Cummo (@michaelcummo) June 6, 2018