Martin Luther King: The Angry Asian??...

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    Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin is the creator of the monumental tribute to Martin Luther King and many are very unhappy with his finished product. The statue portrays Martin Luther King in a very angry Asian/Mao Tse Tung-like pose and facial expression. Obviously Mr. Yixin is a big fan of Mao Tse Tung and Marxism. He was clearly the wrong choice to create this memorial tribute. The statue does not capture the true essence of Martin Luther King in any way. It's very sad.

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    Seriously,this statue is an awful embarrassment. Martin Luther King was not a bitter angry man. This statue represents everything the man wasn't about. It's shameful.
     
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    Makes you almost shed a tear over how this statue insults the man and his life's work. Peace,Love,and Unity. That was what Martin Luther King was all about. He was not an angry Mao-like Revolutionary zealot. Mr. Obama,tear this statue down.
     
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    Statue is an embarrasment. If MLK was alive, his reaction would be, "Yikes, my likeness was outsourced!".
     
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    you are right !!!the statue does look like he is angry!!
     
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    Yes it was outsourced and the Chinese Artist tried to present him as an angry Mao-like Revolutionary zealot. He of course wasn't about that at all. He preached Peace,Love,and Unity. This statue should be ordered torn down immediately. It's a sad disgrace.
     
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    No, lib, you are the only mao-type angry far right revolutionary here.
     
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    Yeah, the eyes do look a bit Asian.

    But those lips are 100% African.

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    It's sooo awful....even the pigeons won't land on it.
     
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    I generally like the statue and the way it emerges from a mountain of stone. I just think that MLK looks pissed off
     

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