Boston’s Attempt to Honor MLK Jr. Has Gone Seriously Awry
Boston paid $10 million for a statue to honor MLK Jr. and Coretta Scott King. It was just unveiled on Boston Commons. It appears a tad provocative.
So did Boston get its money’s worth?
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
My first thought was that “This is Boston’s ‘Marie’s Statue’ moment.”
And apparently, I am not the only one who sees something amiss.
I always heard black dudes didn’t do that. https://t.co/Nksg9T0S8P
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) January 14, 2023
Oh, my! What’s happening here?! pic.twitter.com/lAWCU7FXI0
— Nikki Bowers (@OnlyNikkiBowers) January 14, 2023
“I might not get there with you” just took on a whole new meaning https://t.co/qdajUAOy04
— Coleman Hughes (@coldxman) January 14, 2023
There wasn’t a third grader around to tell them what he sees?
— sam 🇺🇸 (@AntiNewDems) January 14, 2023
Oh my. Modern art indeed.
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